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Re: [opensuse-security] Re: [security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2009:010)
  • From: Joachim Schoenberg <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:45:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <200903031345.06127.joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Marcus,

Am Dienstag, 3. März 2009 schrieb Marcus Meissner:
In my case (two mail servers) the machines could not reboot any more
after installing that update.
The menu.lst entry for the root device was cut after a "#". Maybe one
script "thougth" it was a comment.

Example:
root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SAreca_ARC-1210-VOL#000000000083264759-part3

became

root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SAreca_ARC-1210-VOL

Easy to repair, but not good.

I guess the parse/rewrite code does not expect # in a name (but as comment
delimiter).

Did you create this volume identifier?

No, I didn't. These machines were updated from 10.2 to 11.1 - the old entry
was /dev/sda3 there.

I cced you on the bugreport for this I just did.

OK, thanks


BTW: Why there is no fallback entry in menu.lst for the last working
kernel? I believe I asked for this feature a long time ago. It's that
simple... And why not at least a copy of the last working menu.lst itself
for reference?

The last set of kernels can be left installed by editing
/etc/zypp/zypp.conf

(assuming kernel-default is used):

multiversion = kernel-default,kernel-default-base,kernel-default-extra

Excellent. Where to find more of these valuable hints (except man zypper)? ;-)

Joe


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