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    Default Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    I try to upgrade Leap 42.1 to 42.3. In screen "Installation Settings" I get in item "Booting" the error message
    "Cannot detect device mounted as root. Please check partitioning. Error: No proposal"

    Any help appreciated.

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    First you should explain how you try to upgrade. There are several methods. And while we can guess what you did from your rather vague description, doing bug searching based on guesses is not a good idea.
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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Need more info. Encryption being used? LVM? Show fdisk -l and tell what partitions are which. Also how upgrading? I assume from a DVD or USB???

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Installation by DVD, ISO downloaded from here:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...DVD-x86_64.iso
    fstab of 42.1:
    Code:
    UUID=d3e17990-219e-4f27-9018-9c6af9db6e5f swap swap defaults 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 / btrfs defaults 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /boot/grub2/i386-pc btrfs subvol=boot/grub2/i386-pc 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi btrfs subvol=boot/grub2/x86_64-efi 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /opt btrfs subvol=opt 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /srv btrfs subvol=srv 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /tmp btrfs subvol=tmp 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /usr/local btrfs subvol=usr/local 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/crash btrfs subvol=var/crash 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/libvirt/images btrfs subvol=var/lib/libvirt/images 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/mailman btrfs subvol=var/lib/mailman 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/mariadb btrfs subvol=var/lib/mariadb 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/mysql btrfs subvol=var/lib/mysql 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/named btrfs subvol=var/lib/named 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/lib/pgsql btrfs subvol=var/lib/pgsql 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/log btrfs subvol=var/log 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/opt btrfs subvol=var/opt 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/spool btrfs subvol=var/spool 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /var/tmp btrfs subvol=var/tmp 0 0
    UUID=b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 /.snapshots btrfs subvol=.snapshots 0 0
    UUID=fe1bed3c-ecc7-4288-bbee-5ab7477a6ea1 /home                xfs        defaults              1 2

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Quote Originally Posted by mse1 View Post
    Installation by DVD,
    And what did you do? Installed new, Upgrade? Please inform us, we are not clairvoyant.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    "Upgrade", see the thread title.
    Steps:
    -Turn on the PC.
    - Press the button on the DVD-drive, the door opens.
    - Put the the DVD in the tray (do you need to know how I burned the ISO?).
    - Restart the PC by the power button.
    - The DVD drive closes.
    - There is a screen with a menu.
    - Select "Upgrade" by the arrow down key.
    - Press enter.
    - Linux boots.
    - The installation system will be loaded.
    - In the keyboard selection dialog select "German (Switzerland)".
    - Accept the presented "System to upgrade" (IIRC d3e17990-219e-4f27-9018-9c6af9db6e5f Leap 42.1)
    - See the error described in the first post.

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Sorry, copy paste error
    "
    - Accept the presented "System to upgrade" (IIRC d3e17990-219e-4f27-9018-9c6af9db6e5f Leap 42.1)
    "
    should be
    - Accept the presented "System to upgrade" (IIRC b1987f34-0b69-494c-9041-5d2fc12e9675 Leap 42.1)

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Fine, that is an extensive description. Many can now follow what you do (and maybe even try to recreate).

    That you use the word "upgrade" in your first post, does not say much. People use that word also when they upgrade by switching to the repos of the new version and then doing
    Code:
    zypper dup
    (and yes, dup for "distribution upgrade").
    And also when doing a fresh install over the older version (keeping /home and other application/user data). They will tel you that they upgraded from 42.2 to 42.3.

    In any case we try to not take those things for granted as long as they are not explicit explained.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    Code:
    :~> sudo /usr/sbin/fdisk -l
    root's password:
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x494e384d
    
    Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1  *         2048    411647    409600   200M  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2          411648 205211647 204800000  97.7G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       924190720 976773167  52582448  25.1G 12 Compaq diagnostics
    /dev/sda4       205211648 924190719 718979072 342.9G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5       342855680 347052031   4196352     2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6       347054080 430944255  83890176    40G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7       430946304 924190719 493244416 235.2G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8       205213696 266653695  61440000  29.3G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda9       266655744 342855679  76199936  36.3G 83 Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order.

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    Default Re: Upgrade Leap 42.1 -> 42.3 error "Cannot detect device mounted as root"

    And to see which UUID belongs to whih partition, one needs:
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
    Henk van Velden

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