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    Default Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Hi!

    Installed TW to a USB-stick some years ago and boot/update on different notebooks over the years. Today I wanted to enter Bootlader in YaST, but I get

    "Could not connect to root file system"

    while the system works otherwise fine.

    Any idea what the YaSt Bootloader might get wrong here? Short how-to for how to edit the bootloader options via console?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Too little information.

    It is not at all clear what you did.
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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Open Yast -> Bootloader and get

    "Error Yast cannot configure the bootloader because it failed to find the root file system"

    The TW has been booted/updated on different hardware in the past.

    What else needed?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Did you boot that particular USB?

    When booted to that USB, what is the output from
    Code:
    df /
    If this is a standard live USB that uses "squashfs", then I would not be surprised at that output message. If the system was directly installed on the USB and "/" is a partition on the USB, then I'm surprised and wondering if the file system is corrupt.
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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Thanks for helping out, I have here

    Code:
    df /
    Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1       20465616 15217148   4183512  79% /
    
    ----------
    
    sudo blkid
    [sudo] password for root: 
    /dev/sda2: UUID="c1e8f7c4-ca48-437d-82c9-e167c790df30" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="e91bb70b-bceb-40da-8f1c-f28815bcb270" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="2ab74234-03"
    /dev/sda1: UUID="1c45fbf6-2bf2-40aa-a3f2-4e4f1f8ea0f3" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="2ab74234-01"
    
    
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    cat /etc/fstab
    UUID=1c45fbf6-2bf2-40aa-a3f2-4e4f1f8ea0f3  /      ext4  acl,user_xattr  1  1
    UUID=c1e8f7c4-ca48-437d-82c9-e167c790df30  /home  ext4  acl,user_xattr  1  2
    #UUID=f9c8abd7-a327-4420-899e-f9a7b100ddb1  swap   swap  defaults        0  0




    The TW was installed to the USB-stick as if it was a SSD/HDD. I dd'ed the USB-stick to a fresh one today, but the problem persisted... Otherwise I see no problems so far thig might be related to a failing file system.
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    It could also be a YAST bug. I have never run into that error message.
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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    Short how-to for how to edit the bootloader options via console?
    What exactly do you want to change?

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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    What exactly do you want to change?
    I wanted to add ipv6.disable=1 and maybe som other fine-tuning (like with that resume=) so basically the kernel boot parameters...
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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    I wanted to add ipv6.disable=1 and maybe som other fine-tuning (like with that resume=) so basically the kernel boot parameters...
    You can change those in "/etc/default/grub" and then run "update-bootloader".
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    Default Re: Install on USB-stick used in different hardware - no access to Bootloader in YaST

    Ok, work-arround is the better solution ;-)
    Kind regards

    raspu

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