On 5/16/21 12:57 PM, Doug McGarrett wrote:

On 2/24/21 12:01 AM, Doug McGarrett wrote:

On 2/23/21 6:12 PM, Carlos E.R. wrote:
On 23/02/2021 22.44, Doug McGarrett wrote:

System crashed during the second part of upgrade, where files were
reporting "done." Crash occurred at

966/2162 Installing shim _15 + git47-222222222.2.x86_64

Long story short:

System became completely unusable. Wound up trying to clean ssd
and repartition, then load Windows and Linux again. Found that the
crash--which occurred again with new software--is due to the
computer, not the software. However, in the course of reformatting
got message from gparted: "Invalid partition table - recursive partition
on /dev/sr0." Option provided: ignore. In the course of things, I cleaned
the entire ssd with gparted and repartitioned from scratch, including
the entire drive. Still get message. Loaded Windows, loaded latest TW.
Now do not have dual boot--Windows ignored. Possibly due to
format problem? (Windows ran before installing Linux. Second problem,
for now.)
Obviously cannot live this way--system crashed again after about 6 hours
running. Suspect overheating.
1. How can I measure cpu temperature and record it? Is there any other
likely component that would cause the crash?
I think you can use the inxi utility to monitor your systems temperature also you can install sensors to get more specifics. Pass the following command "inxi -Fxz" and towards the bottom of the report you will see CPU temperature. Open up your case and carefully verify that fans are functioning also visually is not a bad idea either.
2. Anyone have a fix for the invalid partition table, short of replacing the
I would like to possibly suggest using "dd" -dubbed- data destroyer. You must be very careful and know the specific drive label e.g. /dev/sda you wish to clear/wipe fresh. The following utilities can help you determine this: "fdisk -l", "gparted".  I am not certain of Windows based utilities. Then you could boot with a live-cd or rescue-cd and perform the following on the appropriate drive.

You can, however, use dd to make it a whole lot more difficult for the bad guys to get at your old data. This command will spend some time writing millions and millions of zeros over every nook and cranny of the /dev/sda1 partition:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda1

Then perhaps you could install Windows followed by openSUSE TDE once again afterwards. May go smoother with a perfectly clear drive.