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    Exclamation Kernel corrupted

    When trying to update openSUSE 11.1 kernel-default to the factory kernel-default, openSUSE hung and kernel installation was interrupted.
    Now, when trying to start openSUSE it stops with "Kernel panic".
    How can I revert or update kernel without starting openSUSE?

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    Default Re: Kernel corrupted

    For simplicity - you need the install dvd to repair it.
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    I have the dvd, I have tried the repair base packages. That did not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoots View Post
    I have the dvd, I have tried the repair base packages. That did not work.
    I would be looking along the lines of 'boot installed system' and then retrying what you were doing. As the kernel update did not complete, I think you would stand a fair chance of completing if you gave it another go.
    nb My poor rep is a bitcshlap for having dared to disagree with a moderator [oldcpu] over his howto, which should have had some fairly strong caveats. -15 points applied in 1 hit - moderator strength - for a personal disagreement, not a moderation issue.

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    Now, it will not start at all. Is just states that: contains no valid root partition, I suppose the only thing to do now is a reinstall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoots View Post
    Now, it will not start at all. Is just states that: contains no valid root partition, I suppose the only thing to do now is a reinstall?
    [ Don't you just love guessing and leading people deeper into a problem] What did you try to get this result? and what did you actually do to attempt recovery after the kernel upgrade failed?
    nb My poor rep is a bitcshlap for having dared to disagree with a moderator [oldcpu] over his howto, which should have had some fairly strong caveats. -15 points applied in 1 hit - moderator strength - for a personal disagreement, not a moderation issue.

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    The result came from nowhere! After the upgrade was interrupted I had to hard-reset the computer, then trying to start suse again. Then it stated "kernel panic: cannot open sda3 (root partition)", i think. Then started repair tool from dvd, checking base packages, nothing todo is stated. After posting on forum I tried to start opensuse again, and here we are now, with a root partition with errors the partiton checker on dvd cannot repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoots View Post
    The result came from nowhere! After the upgrade was interrupted I had to hard-reset the computer, then trying to start suse again. Then it stated "kernel panic: cannot open sda3 (root partition)", i think. Then started repair tool from dvd, checking base packages, nothing todo is stated. After posting on forum I tried to start opensuse again, and here we are now, with a root partition with errors the partiton checker on dvd cannot repair.
    So what did you try? How did you try to start it?
    nb My poor rep is a bitcshlap for having dared to disagree with a moderator [oldcpu] over his howto, which should have had some fairly strong caveats. -15 points applied in 1 hit - moderator strength - for a personal disagreement, not a moderation issue.

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    Default Re: Kernel corrupted

    From GRUB?
    Both failsafe and "normal"

    Or was you asking for something else?

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    Default Re: Kernel corrupted

    You can I think use the dvd and proceed repair - use expert and then select the the option that will let you manage the file system and packages.

    You may get a load of dependency issues: But the trick is to lock / do not modify every Package except the kernel and any related kernel packages, which you must update.

    For example: If you have kernel-source installed, you will need to update that if the update to the kernel means it will no longer match the kernel.

    N.B.
    It's so long since I ever used this feature. But just check around during the process for any options to look at the 'Booting' settings - I'm not sure if it will re-write them. If it does it may get it wrong due to a bug. But don't worry too much about it. If you can get the kernel sorted we have a chance.
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