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    Default Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    Have perfectly working VMware guest OpenSUSE 12.2 x64, configured with 3GB memory and 4 CPU. I downloaded the x64 OpenSUSE 13.1 DVD, and validated the SHA1 hash, but it hangs during install with 100% CPU at "Retrieve & Read Control file" under "Preparing System for Automatic Installation". No error message that I can see - just hung. (Host CPU is Ivy Bridge 3570k.)

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    Is this running directly from the downloaded .iso ?

    FYI, although this isn't the cause of your problem, it's not recommended to move more than one upgrade at a time. So 12.2 would go to 12.3..
    12.3 to 13.1
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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    On 2013-12-19 04:56, caf4926 wrote:
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    > Is this running directly from the downloaded .iso ?
    >
    > FYI, although this isn't the cause of your problem, it's not recommended
    > to move more than one upgrade at a time. So 12.2 would go to 12.3..
    > 12.3 to 13.1


    I guess that he is really installing fresh :-?

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    On 2013-12-19 04:56, CountBakula wrote:
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    > Have perfectly working VMware guest OpenSUSE 12.2 x64, configured with
    > 3GB memory and 4 CPU. I downloaded the x64 OpenSUSE 13.1 DVD, and
    > validated the SHA1 hash, but it hangs during install with 100% CPU at
    > "Retrieve & Read Control file" under "Preparing System for Automatic
    > Installation". No error message that I can see - just hung. (Host CPU
    > is Ivy Bridge 3570k.)


    Make sure the emulated BIOS in vmware has the floppy disabled. Not the
    hardware setup, but the BIOS display by pressing the appropriate key
    during boot. You have to be fast to catch it.

    The phantom floppy syndrome makes installation to take ages on a real
    system, like half an hour wait. On an emulated system it might be more.

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    I found that SUSE 13.1 requires VMware 10.0 (I had 9.0), so I upgraded, and now I'm able to install, but at the end when it's supposed to reboot, it simply hangs, and when I boot, it makes it to the boot manager, but if I select grub (rather than the previous OS boot choice), after a second or two it says:

    "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine."

    It's getting to be a real headache to upgrade to 13.1. I actually first tried an upgrade to 12.3 but I was getting random freezes without anything in /var/log/messages, so I thought maybe upgrading to 13.1 would be better. Things don't appear that way now, though.

    (Each upgrade was started with a "golden image" VDMK file - a perfectly working 12.2 disk image.)

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    You know it sometimes easier to just do a new install if you are not comfortable trouble shooting.

    I have 2 partitions reserved for root the current version and one for the next version. Then I alternate.
    I do not mount my home partition on the new until I'm happy with it.

    I always consider a new version as a chance to clean out the cruft that collects like programs I install but never use

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBakula View Post
    Have perfectly working VMware guest OpenSUSE 12.2 x64, configured with 3GB memory and 4 CPU. I downloaded the x64 OpenSUSE 13.1 DVD, and validated the SHA1 hash, but it hangs during install with 100% CPU at "Retrieve & Read Control file" under "Preparing System for Automatic Installation". No error message that I can see - just hung. (Host CPU is Ivy Bridge 3570k.)
    I've seen this twice with openSUSE 13.1
    You need to add the kernel firmware
    in the software packages before proceeding with the install.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    I tried again after adding the module you suggested and also changing my /etc/fstab to refer to the harddrives by UUID rather than /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2, etc. Yast was complaining about not having UUIDs so that might have solved the problem (which I believe was grub2 dying trying to locate the root partition), but I'm too lazy to retry it to isolate which of those fixed it.

    I'm not sure why I was able to survive the last upgrade without using UUIDs (I hate those huge things my in /etc/fstab), but apparently the battery in my rabbit's foot died before this upgrade.

    Oh, yeah, the upgrade killed my ethernet by inserting some weird new card, so I had to remove the old card, make a few changes to the networks panel, and reactivate to get my ethernet back. Now I have some weird ens33 adapter instead of eth0. (No thanks, I don't want to read the release notes (why can't I insert an emoticon here - that's broken I guess.))

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    Hi,
    When you reinstalled 13.1 did you try what I mentioned above?
    To make it clearer, before clicking the proceed button to install the os
    you are presented with a screen to modify the partitions, boot, packages etc.
    Click on the packages header to enter the choices if you want to add or
    delete click the search button and type kernel, look for the kernel firmware and put a check
    on it to add to your installation then click ok to accept then proceed with the os installation.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Upgrade 12.2 => 13.1 Hangs During Install (100% CPU)

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBakula View Post
    Now I have some weird ens33 adapter instead of eth0. (No thanks, I don't want to read the release notes (why can't I insert an emoticon here - that's broken I guess.))
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