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Thread: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

  1. #1
    upscope NNTP User

    Default Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    Just updated to kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5 from:
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/

    No error. then rebooted and grub gives following error:
    Booting Deskyop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.6-0.5

    root (hd2,2)
    Filesystem type unknown, partition Type 0x83

    kernel /vmlinux-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/sdc2 resume
    =/dev/disk/ata-ST31000528AS-9VP6KV4Y-part 1 splash=silent
    quit showopts vag=0x31a

    Press Any Key to Continue

    this goes to grub boot menu where I then select my old kernel
    2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop and it boots OK.

    Question: Should root(hd2,2) be (hd0,2) like the working
    kernel?

    sdc 1 TB Seagate Drive.
    sdc1 = swap 10 GB
    sdc2 = / 75 GB
    sdc3 = boot 1 GB
    sdc4 extended 301 GB
    sdc4 = usr 75 GB
    sdc = home 200 GB

    My menu.lst is:

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Apr 30 10:25:07
    PDT 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in
    /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,2)/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.6-0.5
    root (hd2,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y-part1
    splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
    initrd /initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.6-0.5
    root (hd2,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off
    highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe
    vga=0x31a
    initrd /initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop


    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y-part1
    splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a nomodeset
    initrd /initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop


    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off
    highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe
    vga=0x31a
    initrd /initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop


    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: linux###
    ###title openSUSE 11.4 (Production)
    ### root (hd0,2)
    ### kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y-part1
    splash=silent quiet showopts nomodeset vga=0x31a
    ### initrd /initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: failsafe###
    ###title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 (Production)
    ### root (hd0,2)
    ### kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off
    highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe
    vga=0x31a
    ### initrd /initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: windows 1###
    title windows 1
    map (hd3) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd3)
    rootnoverify (hd3,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: windows 2###
    title windows 2
    map (hd4) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd4)
    rootnoverify (hd4,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    sda and sdb are not used at this time, sdb will have 12.1 Ms
    soon. The two windows drives are used by virtualvox for WIN
    XP backup. Not used often.

    This problem could be related to Bugzilla bug:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690895

    Any help would be appreciated.
    --
    Russ
    openSUSE 11.4(2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop)|Platform Version 4.6.2
    (4.6.2) "release 3"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce
    8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.18)

  2. #2

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    Yes, I think.
    #1 Your menu.lst is using /dev/sdx instead of /dev/disk/by-id/
    Using /dev/disk/by-id/ allows udev to correctly assign and reassign drives and partitions vs. hard coded assignment by /dev/sdx.

    #2 Because it's using /dev/sdx menu.lst is pointing to /dev/sdd instead of /dev/sdc

    #3 For some reason sdc3 is not recognized as a Linux formatted partition.
    Could you post a
    Code:
     su -c  "fdisk -l"
    Please use SUSE Paste
    or paste output between [foo]~~ output~~[/foo] replacing the word "foo" with the word "code".
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

  3. #3
    upscope NNTP User

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    tararpharazon wrote:

    >
    > Yes, I think.
    > #1 Your menu.lst is using /dev/sdx instead of

    /dev/disk/by-id/
    > Using /dev/disk/by-id/ allows udev to correctly assign and

    reassign
    > drives and partitions vs. hard coded assignment by

    /dev/sdx.
    Not sure what happened but it must have been when I install
    11.4 GM. Only sdc1 and sdc6 are /disk/by-ID/ others are
    /disk/by-name. Will change next install.
    >
    > #2 Because it's using /dev/sdx menu.lst is pointing to

    /dev/sdd
    > instead of /dev/sdc

    Yes sdd is a Windows Fat32 partition
    >
    > #3 For some reason sdc3 is not recognized as a Linux

    formatted
    > partition.
    > Could you post a
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > su -c "fdisk -l"
    > --------------------
    > Please use 'SUSE Paste' (http://susepaste.org)
    > or paste output between ~~ output~~ replacing the word

    "foo" with the word "code".
    http://susepaste.org/94247825
    >

    I know the partition is EXT4 and it is working for
    2.6.37.1-1.2 since I'm sending this from there. I have multi
    versions enabled.

    Since safe mode also gives error I may change it and try it.
    /Boot looks good, have both versions there.

    Let me know if you need anything else. Again thanks for the
    help.
    --
    Russ
    openSUSE 11.4 MS1 (2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop)|Platform Version
    4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 3"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|
    GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.18)

  4. #4

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    Not really. IMHO, I think you might need to straighten out the by-id, or change menu.lst to try booting (hd1,2 highlighted below instead of hd2,2), or if sdd is a USB remove it to see if everything boots properly.

    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,2)/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.6-0.5
     root (hd1,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y-part1
    splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
    initrd /initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop
    I have to say your fdisk -l is confusing, I've never seen drives in a sequence as you are showing. I assume the sdb is defective.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

  5. #5
    upscope NNTP User

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    tararpharazon wrote:

    >
    > Not really. IMHO, I think you might need to straighten out

    the by-id,
    > or change menu.lst to try booting (hd1,2 highlighted below

    instead of
    > hd2,2), or if sdd is a USB remove it to see if everything

    boots
    > properly.

    Can I change these with the partitioner and not lose
    anything? If not it will have to wait for clean install, when
    things slow down.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > default 0
    > timeout 8
    > gfxmenu (hd0,2)/message
    > ##YaST - activate
    >
    > ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original
    > name: linux###
    > title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.6-0.5
    > * root (hd1,2)*
    > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/sdc2
    > resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y-part1
    > splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
    > initrd /initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop
    >
    > --------------------

    I changed it to (hd0,2) yesterday and everything is working
    normal. I think. it shows corect kernel and everything boots
    fine. both my older kernel and new one boot. hd1 is
    partitioned but nothing on it except maybe Grub. here's my
    device map, appears that the boot loader is still on sda. I
    guess the easist way to correct this is remove sda and sdb
    and propose a new boot configuration so everything is on sdc
    (hd2 here).

    (hd1) /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320620AS_6QF161JQ
    (hd2) /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP6KV4Y
    (hd3) /dev/disk/by-id/usb-Maxtor_6_L120P0_############-0:0
    (hd4) /dev/disk/by-id/usb-
    WD_10EACS_External_57442D574341534A30353730353230-0:0
    (hd0) /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320620AS_9QF1Q6Q0
    device.map (END)
    >
    > I have to say your fdisk -l is confusing, I've never seen

    drives in a
    > sequence as you are showing. I assume the sdb is

    defective.
    Actual sda and sdb are spares at this time. Sda had 11.2 and
    sdb had 11.3 but I had a system problem and instlled just
    11.4, did not put back older stuff. Plan to use sdb for 12.1
    when I geet some time to do testing.
    >

    Thanks for your help, We that work?
    --
    Russ
    openSUSE 11.4 MS1 (2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop)|Platform Version
    4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 3"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|
    GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06)

  6. #6

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    Ok in summary (hd0, 2) is booting consistently as it should?
    If that's true then I'd wouldn't change anything for awhile, ie, if it's not broke don't fix it.
    Enjoy a successful 11.4, 11..3, 11.2 and whatever.
    You can use
    Code:
    ls -l  /dev/disk/by-id/   |   grep ata
    to compare the by-id ata to /dev/sdx ids.

    I still don't understand how you're configured with the drives.
    Could you still post to SUSE Paste
    Copy and paste output from
    Code:
    su -c "fdisk -l" 
    su -c "cat /boot/grub/menu.lst"
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

  7. #7
    upscope NNTP User

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    tararpharazon wrote:

    >
    > Ok in summary (hd0, 2) is booting consistently as it

    should?
    > If that's true then I'd wouldn't change anything for

    awhile, ie, if
    > it's not broke don't fix it.
    > Enjoy a successful 11.4, 11..3, 11.2 and whatever.
    > You can use
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/ | grep ata
    >
    > --------------------
    > to compare the by-id ata to /dev/sdx ids.
    >
    > I still don't understand how you're configured with the

    drives.
    > Could you still post to 'SUSE Paste' (http://susepaste.org)
    > Copy and paste output from
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > su -c "fdisk -l"
    > su -c "cat /boot/grub/menu.lst"
    >
    > --------------------
    >

    Posted to suse paste:

    http://susepaste.org/42149677

    Thanks again for your help.

    --
    Russ
    openSUSE 11.4 MS1 (2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop)|Platform Version
    4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 3"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|
    GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06)

  8. #8

    Default Re: Updated kernel will not boot (2.6.37.6)

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    tararpharazon wrote:

    >
    > Ok in summary (hd0, 2) is booting consistently as it

    should?
    > If that's true then I'd wouldn't change anything for

    awhile, ie, if
    > it's not broke don't fix it.
    > Enjoy a successful 11.4, 11..3, 11.2 and whatever.
    > You can use
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/ | grep ata
    >
    > --------------------
    > to compare the by-id ata to /dev/sdx ids.
    >
    > I still don't understand how you're configured with the

    drives.
    > Could you still post to 'SUSE Paste' (SUSE Paste)
    > Copy and paste output from
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > su -c "fdisk -l"
    > su -c "cat /boot/grub/menu.lst"
    >
    > --------------------
    >

    Posted to suse paste:

    SUSE Paste

    Thanks again for your help.

    --
    Russ
    openSUSE 11.4 MS1 (2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop)|Platform Version
    4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 3"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|
    GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06)
    And thanks for the suse paste.

    The reason the su -c didn't work is because commands should be quoted, ie, su -c fdisk -l vs su -c "fdisk -l" .
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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