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    Default 12.3 install won't boot

    I have tried a clean install of 12.3 three times now. Before trying my
    configuration was sda had 12.2 and sdb had 12.1. Swap was located on
    sdb. Both drives are 1 TB. Grub2 from the openSUSE 12.2 install was
    seeing both installations and booted to each.

    Then i did a 12.3-RC1 install to sdb and formatted all partitions except
    swap. I used the install defaults except for the disk and some software.
    When it went to reboot it booted into 12.2 instead of 12.3 (I assume it
    was because of an install burp) The DVD passed the md5, sha1 and media
    checks with no errors. Tried two more times once from images and once
    without images with same result. I finally got 12.3 to boot after play
    with os-prober manually after second install. Boot appears to get to a
    place where it says:

    {clearing old kernels), What old kernels? I formatted the drive
    partitions each time.The only problem I see is during the boot is a
    message:

    Code:
    ---------
    [FAILED] Failed to start Console System startup Logging. See systemctl
    Status console-kit-log-system-start.service for details.
    I loaded the dvd again and used the recovery mode and ran the systemctl
    command. No status was shown.

    After third try I tried os-prober and no luck getting 12.3 reconized
    Error on uuid's. I would assume they changed with each install
    reconized. The above 12.3 info on grub.cfg is the lastest install
    version.

    I have posted the device.map and both grub2 config file on pastebin:

    <http://pastebin.com/vi5r38ep> device.map and grub.cfg for 12.2 and
    12.3

    <http://pastebin.com/N0sgj6sv> fdisk results

    I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how to get this working. I know
    its only 15 days until release. I have used jdmcdaniels grub2cmd script
    and it works but I noticed the ability to execute the various command is
    not there like version 1.91. I have 1.94 installed now. Also worked with
    arvidjaar on grub2 problem and the prober on message dated 2/12/2013 (
    Grub2: os-prober problem), That was when 12.1 was installed.

    Sorry for the long winded message and pastebin stuff. If more info is
    needed let me know. have not posted bug because I don't know its it 12.2
    or 12.3 issue.

    Thanks

    Russ
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    Exclamation Re: 12.3 install won't boot.

    This belongs in the Beta Forum. Please hold off on any replies.

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    Smile Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    This message thread is now open for business.

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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    When it went to reboot it booted into 12.2 instead of 12.3 (I assume it
    was because of an install burp)
    I'm not sure what went wrong. Your description is a bit fuzzy.

    One of the things that I don't like about grub2, is that when it boots other systems it does so by kernel path, rather than just partition number. So a new install messes that up.

    Assuming that the grub2 is from your 12.2 install, you probably need to update-grub on that system before it can properly see and boot 12.3.
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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    I had a similar non specific error after a clean install of 12.3 RC1. I don't recall the exact error to compare to yours, sorry, but I was dropped into console before the second stage installation and the systemctl message was not helpful. After several reinstalls and messing around with grub2, it turns out my home directory was not being mounted. I mounted it, went ahead and created my user, then restarted the network service for the sake of completion. The installation continued without a hitch after that. Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    ^^
    I was referring to this issue which seems to be different from yours: https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...tallation.html.
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    Post Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I'm not sure what went wrong. Your description is a bit fuzzy.

    One of the things that I don't like about grub2, is that when it boots other systems it does so by kernel path, rather than just partition number. So a new install messes that up.

    Assuming that the grub2 is from your 12.2 install, you probably need to update-grub on that system before it can properly see and boot 12.3.
    Yes Grub2 is from 12.2 (see the paste links in original message, grub.cfg for both 12.2 and 12.3 is posted, also Device map which is the same on both system. Second post has results of fdisk -l.

    The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed. I run the update command os-prober manuall but os-prober does see 12.3 so it deleted from Grub.cfg. If I put the DVD in again and go to recovery mode, can I mount from there? Do I need to use the uuid in the path or just the /dev/sda(x) for mounting. I'm not a good programmer, but understand some command line stuff. I never had problems with grub or grub2 untill this install.

    Thanks for your response. I'll try recovery from DVD in AM.

    Russ

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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by coomac View Post
    ^^
    I was referring to this issue which seems to be different from yours: https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...tallation.html.
    Yes I saw this but its different I think. Mine never even gets a login screen. After third try at install it did say uuids in grub2 two were incorrect, but os-probe did not find the changes.

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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed.
    Even if you mount the root of your new 12.3
    Then run this from 12.2
    Code:
    grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
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    Default Re: 12.3 install won't boot

    caf4926 wrote:

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    >> The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that
    >> the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed.

    >
    > Even if you mount the root of your new 12.3
    > Then run this from 12.2
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
    > --------------------
    >

    Thanks for asking. Laye last night I found a way for os-prober to
    reconize most of the 12.3 conf.

    cd to /etc/grub.d. then run:

    as root
    Code:
    ./30_os-prober
    
    after that I ran
    grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
    This found the openSUSE 12.3 but did not find the recovery menu item. It
    does exist in the 12.3 grub.cfg file.

    I reboot to openSUSE 12.3 and it starts the boot process but goes to a
    line saying it clearing tmp files and hangs.

    It was real late so I gave up for the night. Will try later today after
    I complete some other challenges.

    Thanks for everyones help so far. Will post results and file a bug
    report if necessary.

    Note below the change in my KDE release number. I apparently forgot to
    update my config file for the signature.

    Russ
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