Today I tried to upgrade a system which apparently hadn't been upgraded for ages: it still ran 42.3.
I did it he way I am used to: choose for a fresh install, and import the filesystem layout and mountpoints from the existing system. (It still puzzles me why the default proposition from the installer always is to re-arrange the existing filesystems on disk, in a way that is destroying all data on it.. Why not at least keep the /home partition intact?).
In this process I get the warming
The system might not be able to boot:
And I'm given the choice to continue or not.
The message as such is somewhat ambiguous to me: is a partition
of type BIOS Boot Partition needed for the new installation, and
is it non-existing?
Or, the other way around, does it exist and should it be deleted for a successful install?
Moreover, the message doesn't give a clue as to what to do.
This warning slightly resembles another one, for which I asked for and got help for the 10th of October 2018 (https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/533410-Warning-about-missing-bios_boot-labeled-partition-in-install-procedure); there I decided to continue, and installation went without problems.
Therefore, AND not knowing what the installer wanted, I decided
But this time the installation itself went smoothly, but left me with an unbootable system: there is no valid partition found to boot from.
The partitions on the disk are:
/dev/sda1 4.00 GiB Swap on Swap
/dev/sda2 50.00 GiB BtrFS on /
/dev/sda3 0.86TiB XFS on /home
/dev/sda4 1.00 GiB FAT on /boot/efi
Why did the system boot on 42.3, and refuses it to boot from
More important, what can I do to make the system boot? Preferably without touching /home...
Your help is greatly appreciated!