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jbaptiste
11-Feb-2014, 04:46
Hi,

I upgraded one of my instances from openSuSE 12.3 to 13.1, and after
that it doesn't boot in any format (ovf, iso, vmware/xen,openstack).
They always get hang at "Booting System:", and I have no idea on how to
debug this, any ideas on maybe kernel params that I could try for
example ?. A clean openSUSE 13.1 instance starts fine so something
should have gone wrong during the automatice version upgrade process.


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caf4926
11-Feb-2014, 05:16
Can you explain if a you see the grub boot menu
When I did an in place upgrade of 12.3 > 13.1 the menu still read 12.3
but that is down to a config file, the system did boot 13.1
My suggestion would be to use a 13.1 install media DVD (it must be
either x86 or _64 to match your actual install)
Then use the DVD rescue to chroot your installed system and re-run the
grub install. Like this
http://tinyurl.com/kg2zrgh


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jbaptiste
11-Feb-2014, 17:36
caf4926;2623846 Wrote:
> Can you explain if a you see the grub boot menu
>

Yes I get the grub menu with the two usual entries: boot openSUSE ans
boot failsafe.

caf4926;2623846 Wrote:
>
> When I did an in place upgrade of 12.3 > 13.1 the menu still read 12.3
> but that is down to a config file, the system did boot 13.1
>

I don't think this is the case as the menu entries state version 13.1.

caf4926;2623846 Wrote:
>
> My suggestion would be to use a 13.1 install media DVD (it must be
> either x86 or _64 to match your actual install)
> Then use the DVD rescue to chroot your installed system and re-run the
> grub install. Like this
> http://tinyurl.com/kg2zrgh

The problem is not that I can't install but that the generated instance
from susestudio.com don't boot. It makes (appart from debugging) no
sense to have to fix the installation with another cd each time I
install. Besides I don't think the problem is with grub as the selected
OS starts booting but hangs later after having loaded up the kernel and
detected hdd partitions, then the "Booting system:" message appears and
boot process hangs there. Perhaps maybe a systemd problem ?


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