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Re: [opensuse] My first 'Update' 10.3-11.0 - Won't boot - damn disk-by-id problem - help?
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:11:55 -0600
  • Message-id: <4977D5EB.7060906@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Felix Miata wrote:
On 2009/01/21 18:27 (GMT-0600) David C. Rankin composed:

Is this normal on the first update after a 'Update' between versions?

Inability to boot after install is rather common in recent distros' recent
versions. It seems worse with RAID. I created two new RAID1 systems recently,
resulting in filing .

Both of those systems have no problem booting, because I first fully
partitioned prior to beginning installations, and put Grub on the first disk
partitions non-RAID, and do not mount the real boot partition on any
installed system's /boot. I maintain menu.lst on that partition manually. is the partitioning I used on both
(made prior to completion of the first install). I installed 11.0 from the
boxed DVD on both. On one I also installed 11.1 from HTTP. The other is
waiting till my 11.1 DVD box shows up. I use labels on all partitions, mount
all important partitions by LABEL, and use root=LABEL= in Grub.

Other than booting, things were going fine until the first update where after
update removed zypper and went to install the new kernel and kernel-source a
post install script bombed cratering my system.

Screw this update business!

mount -o loop -t iso9660

rcnfsserver start

exportfs (confirmed exported)

Throw in the DVD and F4 choose nfs and reformat /dev/sda2

I humbly remain a man with 0 successful update... :-(

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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