On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 18:26, Hans-Joachim Ehlers HansJoachim.Ehlers@eumetsat.int wrote:
I had on a disk a previous SLES11 installation. I used the disk to install OS 12.1 and failed. I did not dig really deep into it but as i wiped out the disk partition table the following installation was Ok.
Thanks for the tip, but that wasn't it (I had initialize=true anyway, but manually wiping the partitions had no effect, either). It pointed me more in the right direction, though: I recently changed the partition layout (on 11.4), and there were still some inconsistencies in the <partition> and <bootloader> section that *might* be part of the problem (when fiddling with them, GRUB itself threw errors at me). Curiously, on 11.4 these changes did not cause problems, but it seems on 12.1 they do. I'll post my profile diffs here once i get it to work.
Interestingly, my problem with kernel-default really boils down to what the screenshot indicates: There are only a handful of loop* and md* files in /mnt/dev/, but sda1 etc are missing. No clue why or how this happens. Outside of the chroot, the device files exist.