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John_Gill
09-Jan-2013, 16:24
Hi,

I am running Suse 11 SP1 as a Xen server with various VM's. I shutdown the
VM's and booted off the SP2 CD and completed the update. After the reboot
the system shows only SP1 and no option to boot into XEN. The command uname
-a shows the SP1 kernel and there are no network interfaces.

More of the puzzle:

The disks are partitioned as follows:
/dev/sda1 --- boot
/dev/sda2 --- swap
/dev/sda3 --- /

So I ran the upgrade again and notice that the disk partition that will be
updated is /dev/sda3. When selecting "Show all partitions" I see that
/dev/sda1 (boot) is unknown.

If I boot the system as a SP1 server, my disks are all 100%

My question is as follows: If I do a "New Installation" to Suse11 sp2 will I
lose my existing VM's and the current disk partitions?

As always, any help would be great.

John_Gill
10-Jan-2013, 13:53
mmmh, seeing as no-one can help :) I did this as a fix.

Copies of my VM images were stored on a separate disk partition. So after
trying to re-install and rescue the system I decided to do a new install of
Suse11sp2 but without changing or formatting the partition where the backup
images are stored. I then copied the VM images to /var/lib/xen/images.
Then I created a new VM and selected "I have a disk or disk image with an
installed operating system" This loads the VM in seconds. Configured the
"new" VM server with same name and bridge ports etc. All up and working and
one more server upgraded ;)

Hope this helps someone .....




>>> On 09 January 2013 at 17:24, in message
<John_Gill.5owp5z@no-mx.forums.suse.com>, John
Gill<John_Gill@no-mx.forums.suse.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am running Suse 11 SP1 as a Xen server with various VM's. I shutdown
> the
> VM's and booted off the SP2 CD and completed the update. After the
> reboot
> the system shows only SP1 and no option to boot into XEN. The command
> uname
> -a shows the SP1 kernel and there are no network interfaces.
>
> More of the puzzle:
>
> The disks are partitioned as follows:
> /dev/sda1 --- boot
> /dev/sda2 --- swap
> /dev/sda3 --- /
>
> So I ran the upgrade again and notice that the disk partition that will
> be
> updated is /dev/sda3. When selecting "Show all partitions" I see that
> /dev/sda1 (boot) is unknown.
>
> If I boot the system as a SP1 server, my disks are all 100%
>
> My question is as follows: If I do a "New Installation" to Suse11 sp2
> will I
> lose my existing VM's and the current disk partitions?
>
> As always, any help would be great.