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[opensuse] What is this nonsense?!
What is going on with latest updates to 12.3?

Suddenly I am having a heck of a time logging into 12.3 because the grub menu suddenly decided not to recognise that I have 12.3 installed on /dev/sda5 and this all came about because I upgraded to the latest stable kernel and had to run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. When I did try to run grub2-mkconfig a few days ago I got an error message which I didn't pay attention to and since then I have had to use my 12.2 installation because 12.2 is not accessible. (It's only now that I have found the time to attend to this problem as other personal affairs have been taking up my time.)

To cut a long story short I finally (using smoke and mirrors) WAS able to boot into 12.3 a few minutes ago and when I went to run grub2-mkconfig I got this error message:

linux-67gf:~ # mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /mnt/btldr
linux-67gf:~ # grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
/usr/bin/grub2-editenv: error: cannot open `/boot/grub2/grubenv.new': No such file or directory.
/usr/sbin/grub2-mkconfig: line 253: /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.new: No such file or directory


What the heck is this all about?

I looked in /boot/grub2 and there IS a file called grubenv but not grubenv.new.

What is needed to get out of this pit, please?

BTW, I login into 12.2 and do grub2-mkconfig etc and this process recognises my 12.3 installation on sda5 but when the grub menu is displayed 12.3 is MISSING.

I need to get this grub2-mkconfig working because I need to pick-up the new installation of Windows 7 Pro (and NO it is not installed on the same drive - it's installed on a partition on /dev/sdb and booting into 12.2 I can access Win 7).

BC

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Using openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.11.0 & kernel 3.10.5-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU


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