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js20 kernel update to 145 failed
  • From: Marco Hoehle <MHO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 00:22:15 +0100
  • Message-id: <OF5BB46809.AD3598D4-ON41256FA4.007B28E0-41256FA4.0080619B@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list,

... after the latest SLES9 (ppc64) kernel updates from 2.6.5-7.111.19 to
2.6.5-7.145 on an IBM js20 (blade) and a reboot , uups , the system won't
come up ?!...

------------------------------------------------------------
Elapsed time since release of system processors: 0 mins 13 secs


Config file read, 213 bytes
Config file error: Syntax error near line 2 in file yaboot.cnf
Syntax error or read error config
Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.11.SuSE
Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
boot:
: Unable to parse
boot:
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As help and to see the system again i did this:
Booted into rescue mode and back to the disk. Changed the yaboot.cnf manually.

In yaboot.conf line 2 there is : parameter=
This is wrong.

Now my theorie is, that maybe in /etc/lilo.conf is something .. lets say, not so good. Or maybe the script /sbin/lilo has a bug.
Until now i located /sbin/lilo as evil baby and changed the following lines :
--------------------------- /sbin/lilo -----------------------
# starting the work and write the yaboot.conf
{
echo "# header section"
echo "# partition = ${yaboot_part##*:}"
--------------------------- /sbin/lilo -----------------------

Now it works fine.
Anyone ever seen this ? Any good idea how to fix it permanently (without misusing the rescue cd all the time ..)

regards


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