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    Default openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    I'm running 12.2 as a VirtualBox guest on a 12.2 host. The guest booted fine this morning. After a kernel update, KDE didn't start on the guest and I get a terminal window that reads:

    Welcome to emergency mode. Use "systemctl default" or ^D to enter default mode.
    I can log in, but very few system services are working, including networking.

    dmesg shows many messages like:

    systemd[1]: Job <some service>/start failed with result 'dependency'.
    where <some service> is many different services, including cups.path, graphical.target, multi-user.target, xdm.service, and network.service.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    On 2013-03-18 18:16, dilireus wrote:
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    > I'm running 12.2 as a VirtualBox guest on a 12.2 host. The guest booted
    > fine this morning. After a kernel update, KDE didn't start on the guest
    > and I get a terminal window that reads:


    Well, you have to handle the problem as any other system that boots into
    emergency mode. VB is not related to this, IMO.

    Unfortunately, systemd is very bad at explaining what is the problem
    that dumps you into emergency mode. Systemv was much better, it told you
    what the problem was.

    You might read the boot log and find out - good luck.

    Typical problems are a filesystem check failure, a partition that can
    not mount, bad entries in fstab... For instance, you have an entry in
    fstab for removable media and then the media is not available. Bang!


    Try to remember what you did last.


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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post

    You might read the boot log and find out - good luck.
    The only log file in /var/log that's updating is Xorg. /var/log/messages and /var/log/boot.log have not received any new messages in the past 2 reboots.

    Try to remember what you did last.
    All I did was apply the latest recommended updates, which included a kernel update (3.4.33-2.24-default), and reboot. It's been failing ever since.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    Maybe reinstall the extras? New kernel usually needs a video driver reinstall. Can you get to a command line?

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    On 2013-03-18 21:36, gogalthorp wrote:
    > Maybe reinstall the extras? New kernel usually needs a video driver
    > reinstall.


    Not when the machine is a virtual machine :-)

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    On 2013-03-18 19:26, dilireus wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2537398 Wrote:
    >>
    >> You might read the boot log and find out - good luck.
    >>

    >
    > The only log file in /var/log that's updating is Xorg.
    > /var/log/messages and /var/log/boot.log have not received any new
    > messages in the past 2 reboots.


    With systemd 'boot.log' is not created nor updated. Only with systemv.
    But that '/var/log/messages' is not updated is very strange.
    Unbelievable unless you are looking at the wrong disk, or it is mounted
    read-only. And it is not RO because you say xorg log is updated.


    >> Try to remember what you did last.

    >
    > All I did was apply the latest recommended updates, which included a
    > kernel update (3.4.33-2.24-default), and reboot. It's been failing ever
    > since.


    Mmmm... :-?


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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 fails during boot following update

    Ok, this isn't a fluke. I just updated a VB guest on another computer and it's hosed as well. Same exact issue. The first machine is HP Intel-based. This current machine is AMD. Both are running openSUSE 12.2 as host and guest. In both instances, the host is at the same patch level as the guests and run without any issues whatsoever. The guests are just broken and I have no idea how to proceed.

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