Re: Xen - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 bootloader mis
The product you are concerned about is SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-High-Availability-Extension-11-SP3_11.3.3-1.69 and this is not an issue. The bootloader repair resetting the names of the kernel entries and eliminating the Xen kernel entry confused me.
What I needed yesterday was some help finding the path to the Xen kernel so I could add it back to the bootloader. Fortunately, I had another server configured exactly the same as this one and was able to learn the path information from it. I am now booting fine to the Xen kernel. Thanks for your concern.
Originally Posted by jmozdzen
sounds like you have some work ahead... but let me get one thing out of the way first: I've never heard of the "HA-X add-on", especially not one from opensuse. What I know is the SLE HAE add-on, which can be downloaded from SUSE, and is what would have expected the SUSE support to direct you to. Could you please let us know what exactly it was that you installed?
Depending on how much work you invested in the installation, it might be easier to start with a fresh, clean install - using SLES11 SP3 and SLE HAE SP3 - rather than trying to undo the installation of Opensuse parts by surgically removing products, packages and configuration, without certainty that no malicious left-overs remain.
> As a consequence, I cannot boot this repaired server into the Xen kernel. From Patterns. I can see that XEN is installed.
Could you please provide the output from
- "zypper pd" to see which products and add-ons were installed
- "zypper lr -d" to see which repositories were added, and from which URL their content is fetched
- "zypper se -i -r <number of the repository>" for (each of) the non-SLES repositories, to see which packages were installed from non-SLES sources (if the list / the lists get to long, just mention that - no need to spam the forum )
- "rpm -qa| grep kernel" to see which kernels are installed
and please check via "rpm -qi <kernel package>" for (each of) the installed kernel(s), to see which kernels are installed that are not from SLES sources (see the line starting with "Distribution:" in the corresponding output)