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    Default Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    I tried to update my kernel to 3.12.1, but now the system won't boot as I messed it up. Here is what I did which clearly was not correct, it should have been the first not the second (kernel head). I removed kernel head but have no idea how to proceed. Any help is really appreciated.

    Code:
    sudo zypper ar Index of /repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard Kernel-Stable
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper in --from Kernel-Stable kernel-desktop


    Kernel Head - this was wrong

    Code:
    sudo zypper ar Index of /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/standard Kernel-Head
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper in --from Kernel-Head kernel-desktop

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    Smile Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by CHAZDG51 View Post
    I tried to update my kernel to 3.12.1, but now the system won't boot as I messed it up. Here is what I did which clearly was not correct, it should have been the first not the second (kernel head). I removed kernel head but have no idea how to proceed. Any help is really appreciated.

    Code:
    sudo zypper ar Index of /repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard Kernel-Stable
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper in --from Kernel-Stable kernel-desktop


    Kernel Head - this was wrong

    Code:
    sudo zypper ar Index of /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/standard Kernel-Head
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper in --from Kernel-Head kernel-desktop
    You are trying too many changes at once. Changing the kernel is the last thing I would. Normally, if grub 2 comes up, you can select the advance menu and pick kernel 3.11.? from the list.

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    You are trying too many changes at once. Changing the kernel is the last thing I would. Normally, if grub 2 comes up, you can select the advance menu and pick kernel 3.11.? from the list.

    Thank You,
    Yes and that works. Question is how do I straighten out the mess I made? I'm inclined to take care of this issue before I do anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAZDG51 View Post
    Yes and that works. Question is how do I straighten out the mess I made? I'm inclined to take care of this issue before I do anything else.
    You must remove the kernel repo first. Then search for kernel in YaST and unckeck the bullet for the kernel version YOU DO NOT WANT. It does not hurt to have a kernel you do not use.

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    You must remove the kernel repo first. Then search for kernel in YaST and unckeck the bullet for the kernel version YOU DO NOT WANT. It does not hurt to have a kernel you do not use.

    Thank You,
    Yup, did that and unchecked the kernel. Rebooted, and my ati beta driver no longer worked. Tried to reinstall to no avail. Removed the repo and driver and rebooted. Installed the repo and installed the driver. No go, the fan on the video card is going crazy.

    I decided to start fresh, but after upgrading my system, I installed the latest kernel via your Blog. Rebooted, and the installed the ATI beta driver and rebooted - it worked. My question is moving forward how do I update the kernel when they become available without running into the same issue?

    For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean install.

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by CHAZDG51 View Post
    Yup, did that and unchecked the kernel. Rebooted, and my ati beta driver no longer worked. Tried to reinstall to no avail. Removed the repo and driver and rebooted. Installed the repo and installed the driver. No go, the fan on the video card is going crazy.

    I decided to start fresh, but after upgrading my system, I installed the latest kernel via your Blog. Rebooted, and the installed the ATI beta driver and rebooted - it worked. My question is moving forward how do I update the kernel when they become available without running into the same issue?

    For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean install.
    Bump...

    Is it safe to upgrade or should I skip it?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by CHAZDG51 View Post
    Bump...

    Is it safe to upgrade or should I skip it?

    thanks!
    I would skip it.
    Last night I tried upgrading my 12.3 with kernel 12.0 to the newly release 12.1 and got a kernel panic.
    I nearly panicked also because I had a hard time reverting back to the older kernel.
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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    I would skip it.
    Last night I tried upgrading my 12.3 with kernel 12.0 to the newly release 12.1 and got a kernel panic.
    I nearly panicked also because I had a hard time reverting back to the older kernel.
    It ain't easy with Opensuse. I think I will take your advise for now.

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    On 2013-11-29 20:56, CHAZDG51 wrote:
    > For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed
    > on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the
    > latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean
    > install.


    Then, as that means experimenting, you must make sure that you also have
    an older and stable kernel that just works, as a backup plan. And if you
    need a special video driver (Nvidia/Ati), make sure you know how to
    handle that install in text mode, whatever it needs.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Kernel Update Failure 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-11-29 20:56, CHAZDG51 wrote:
    > For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed
    > on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the
    > latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean
    > install.


    Then, as that means experimenting, you must make sure that you also have
    an older and stable kernel that just works, as a backup plan. And if you
    need a special video driver (Nvidia/Ati), make sure you know how to
    handle that install in text mode, whatever it needs.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    Well of course I have no idea how to install the video driver in text mode, but would eagerly like to learn how to install the latest kernels. The driver most certainly would be a problem.

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