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    Question Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    Hi,

    today I performed a kernel update using the automatic updated from 2.6.22.17-0.1 to 2.6.22.18-0.2.
    After rebooting the machine, it won't come up anymore. It hangs up with the following error:

    Code:
    Waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3120023AS_3KA1AKAV-part2 to appear: ....................Could not find /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3120023AS_3KA1AKAV-part2
    I've tried to start with a knoppix CD, but there the drive is reachable and exits under this namings ...

    Does somebody has a solution for this?

    cya

    hachtl

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    Default Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    Try just using the device name and not the device ID name in fstab. Like /dev/sda2 which should be close, . Also, did you install any other hard drives lately? Perhaps left in a USB drive? Somtimes GRUB is finicky with these things. Simply do:

    sudo vim /where/hard/drive/is/mounted/etc/fstab

    And edito the line have to do with
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3120023AS_3KA1AKAV-part2
    to
    /dev/sda2
    Assuming you have only one harddrive.

    CaptSilverFox
    OpenSuse 11

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    Default Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSilverFox View Post
    Also, did you install any other hard drives lately? Perhaps left in a USB drive?
    No, there was no change in the configuration recently.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSilverFox View Post
    Somtimes GRUB is finicky with these things. Simply do:

    sudo vim /where/hard/drive/is/mounted/etc/fstab

    And edito the line have to do with
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3120023AS_3KA1AKAV-part2
    to
    /dev/sda2
    Assuming you have only one harddrive.
    The error is still the same with "Waiting for device /dev/sda2" instead ...

    After the Message comes:
    Code:
    Want me to fall back to /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3120023AS_3KA1AKAV-part2 (Y/n)
    But you hardly can enter a key now ...

    hachtl

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    Default Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    You must recreate your initrd...I think I have had this problem before. Start a live cd.

    mkinitrd -d /dev/sda2

    That should get you up and running,
    CaptSilverFox
    OpenSuse 42.2 Leap

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    Default Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    Hi,

    not that easy. I tried the following:

    Code:
    mount /dev/sda2 mnt/
    mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
    chroot /mnt
    mount /proc
    mount /sys
    mkinitrd
    Kernel image:   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.18-0.2-default
    Initrd image:   /boot/initrd-2.6.22.18-0.2-default
    Root device:    /dev/sda2 (mounted on / as ext3)
    Kernel Modules: processor thermal scsi_mod libata pata_amd sata_sil fan jbd mbcache ext3 edd sd_mod usbcore ohci-hcd uhci-hcd ehci-hcd ff-memless hid usbhid
    Features:       block usb resume.userspace resume.kernel
    Bootsplash:     SuSE (1280x1024)
    17537 blocks
    /proc/misc: No entry for device-mapper found
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver.
    Command failed
    /proc/misc: No entry for device-mapper found
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver.
    Command failed
    /proc/misc: No entry for device-mapper found
    Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
    /dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
    Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver.
    Command failed
    The result after booting is still the same ... I think the error messages are the problem ... any hints?

    cya

    Hachtl

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    Default Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    It does sound like you are for some reason missing a kernel module which must be loaded to access the drive's controller.

    Use the installation DVD to boot into repair mode. Go to the boot loader section and re-install it. That will re-create the initrd. Beforehand, use the live CD to take a look at /etc/sysconfig/kernel which lists the modules that SuSE's mkinitrd script will build into the initrd. Make sure what you need is in that list.

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    Angry Re: Boot fails after Kernel update (SuSE10.3)

    Hi all,

    this won't work either. I gave up, and have reinstalled the system.

    cya

    Hachtl

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