After my failed upgrade from 11 to 1.1 (see post) with zypper dup, I downloaded and burned the DVD and ran an upgrade. I put GRUB instead of my old LILO. The upgrade went smoothly until the computer restarted.
1st problem: no GRUB: "Verifying DMI Pool Data...UPdate Success. GRUB Loading stage 2..." then nothing.
So I ran the "repair installed system" tool of the DVD and installed LILO instead of GRUB. It told me that LILO is not supported (!) and I got a couple of errors during the installation of LILO, that I managed to fix by editing lilo.conf. I rebooted and..
2nd problem: Kernel Panic: at the LILO menu, whether I choose "OpenSuse" or "Failsafe", I get
Kernel really alive
PANIC: early exception 0e rip...".
In despair, I run an installation from the DVD (format everything except my home).
I reboot and get the same "Kernel really alive
I try several times to re-install LILO and GRUB thanks to the "repair installed system" tool of the DVD , to no avail.
The only way I can run my installed opensuse 11.1 is by running the "repair installed system" tool of the DVD, aborting it and choosing "start installed system" from the menu you get when you exit the repair tool (it asks for the boot partition, and then opensuse 11.1 starts OK).
Help! How do I fix my boot loader (GRUB or LILO, I don't care, as long as it works)?