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Thread: Upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1 now fails to boot

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    Default Upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1 now fails to boot

    Hello,
    I really someone on the forum can help me recover my system.
    System:
    Virtual machine in VMware ESX
    2 50G disks assigned (/dev/sda, and /dev/sdb)
    /dev/sda1 has swap
    /dev/sda2 has /
    /dev/sdb1 has /srv

    As soon as the system tries to boot after the grub menu I get "Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)", followed by several other kernel messages before stopping dead.

    I've booted into rescue mode from the DVD ISO and found that there isn't a initrd file -- none.
    Attempted mounting /dev/sda2 under /mnt and chrooted to see if I could create an initrd file with mkinitrd, but that fails.

    I tried following https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ow-broken-grub --but with no success.

    What other info do ya need?
    I ran through the same zypper dup steps on my test system w/o issue, only my production server is having this problem so I would really appreciate any help you can offer.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1 now fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by phswartz View Post
    Attempted mounting /dev/sda2 under /mnt
    Is that's all that was mounted, it is not enough to make mkinitrd work.
    and chrooted to see if I could create an initrd file with mkinitrd, but that fails.
    Please copy and paste exact command invocation and its output in tags "code".

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1 now fails to boot

    On 2014-01-12 23:56, phswartz wrote:

    > I ran through the same zypper dup steps on my test system w/o issue,
    > only my production server is having this problem so I would really
    > appreciate any help you can offer.


    Well, a "zypper dup" from 12.2 to 13.1 direct is bound to fail,
    according to the developers.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

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

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