12.3 install won't boot

I have tried a clean install of 12.3 three times now. Before trying my
configuration was sda had 12.2 and sdb had 12.1. Swap was located on
sdb. Both drives are 1 TB. Grub2 from the openSUSE 12.2 install was
seeing both installations and booted to each.

Then i did a 12.3-RC1 install to sdb and formatted all partitions except
swap. I used the install defaults except for the disk and some software.
When it went to reboot it booted into 12.2 instead of 12.3 (I assume it
was because of an install burp) The DVD passed the md5, sha1 and media
checks with no errors. Tried two more times once from images and once
without images with same result. I finally got 12.3 to boot after play
with os-prober manually after second install. Boot appears to get to a
place where it says:

{clearing old kernels), What old kernels? I formatted the drive
partitions each time.The only problem I see is during the boot is a
message:


---------
[FAILED] Failed to start Console System startup Logging. See systemctl
Status console-kit-log-system-start.service for details.

I loaded the dvd again and used the recovery mode and ran the systemctl
command. No status was shown.

After third try I tried os-prober and no luck getting 12.3 reconized
Error on uuid’s. I would assume they changed with each install
reconized. The above 12.3 info on grub.cfg is the lastest install
version.

I have posted the device.map and both grub2 config file on pastebin:

<http://pastebin.com/vi5r38ep> device.map and grub.cfg for 12.2 and
12.3

<http://pastebin.com/N0sgj6sv> fdisk results

I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how to get this working. I know
its only 15 days until release. I have used jdmcdaniels grub2cmd script
and it works but I noticed the ability to execute the various command is
not there like version 1.91. I have 1.94 installed now. Also worked with
arvidjaar on grub2 problem and the prober on message dated 2/12/2013 (
Grub2: os-prober problem), That was when 12.1 was installed.

Sorry for the long winded message and pastebin stuff. If more info is
needed let me know. have not posted bug because I don’t know its it 12.2
or 12.3 issue.

Thanks

Russ

openSUSE 12.2(Linux 3.4.28-2.20-desktop x86_64)|KDE 4.10.00
“release 550”|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce
8400GS(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.60)

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Thank You,

I’m not sure what went wrong. Your description is a bit fuzzy.

One of the things that I don’t like about grub2, is that when it boots other systems it does so by kernel path, rather than just partition number. So a new install messes that up.

Assuming that the grub2 is from your 12.2 install, you probably need to update-grub on that system before it can properly see and boot 12.3.

I had a similar non specific error after a clean install of 12.3 RC1. I don’t recall the exact error to compare to yours, sorry, but I was dropped into console before the second stage installation and the systemctl message was not helpful. After several reinstalls and messing around with grub2, it turns out my home directory was not being mounted. I mounted it, went ahead and created my user, then restarted the network service for the sake of completion. The installation continued without a hitch after that. Hope that helps.

^^
I was referring to this issue which seems to be different from yours: https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/pre-release-beta/483228-opensuse-12-3-rc1-reboots-into-emergency-mode-right-after-installation.html.

Yes Grub2 is from 12.2 (see the paste links in original message, grub.cfg for both 12.2 and 12.3 is posted, also Device map which is the same on both system. Second post has results of fdisk -l.

The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed. I run the update command os-prober manuall but os-prober does see 12.3 so it deleted from Grub.cfg. If I put the DVD in again and go to recovery mode, can I mount from there? Do I need to use the uuid in the path or just the /dev/sda(x) for mounting. I’m not a good programmer, but understand some command line stuff. I never had problems with grub or grub2 untill this install.

Thanks for your response. I’ll try recovery from DVD in AM.

Russ

Yes I saw this but its different I think. Mine never even gets a login screen. After third try at install it did say uuids in grub2 two were incorrect, but os-probe did not find the changes.

The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed.

Even if you mount the root of your new 12.3
Then run this from 12.2

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

caf4926 wrote:

>
>> The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see that
>> the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed.
>
> Even if you mount the root of your new 12.3
> Then run this from 12.2
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
> --------------------
>
Thanks for asking. Laye last night I found a way for os-prober to
reconize most of the 12.3 conf.

cd to /etc/grub.d. then run:

as root


./30_os-prober

after that I ran
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

This found the openSUSE 12.3 but did not find the recovery menu item. It
does exist in the 12.3 grub.cfg file.

I reboot to openSUSE 12.3 and it starts the boot process but goes to a
line saying it clearing tmp files and hangs.

It was real late so I gave up for the night. Will try later today after
I complete some other challenges.

Thanks for everyones help so far. Will post results and file a bug
report if necessary.

Note below the change in my KDE release number. I apparently forgot to
update my config file for the signature.

Russ

openSUSE 12.2(Linux 3.4.28-2.20-desktop x86_64)|KDE 4.10.00
“release 550”|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce
8400GS(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.60)

upscope wrote:

> caf4926 wrote:
>
>>
>>> The problem with grub2 on 12.2 is the the os-prober does not see
>>> that the 12.3 installation on sdb has changed.
>>
>> Even if you mount the root of your new 12.3
>> Then run this from 12.2
>>
>> Code:
>> --------------------
>> grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
>> --------------------
>>
> Thanks for asking. Laye last night I found a way for os-prober to
> reconize most of the 12.3 conf.
>
> cd to /etc/grub.d. then run:
>
> as root
>


>  ./30_os-prober
>
> after that I ran
>   grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
> 

This found the openSUSE 12.3 but did not find the recovery menu item.
It does exist in the 12.3 grub.cfg file.

I reboot to openSUSE 12.3 and it starts the boot process but goes to a
line saying it clearing tmp files and hangs.

It was real late so I gave up for the night. Will try later today
after I complete some other challenges.

Thanks for everyones help so far. Will post results and file a bug
report if necessary.

Note below the change in my KDE release number. I apparently forgot to
update my config file for the signature.

Russ
This work but 12.3 startup failed. Then I installed a 12.2 update and
one of them was grub2-branding-opensuse. during install right after
above update, it showed the finding of 12.2 installation and two
messages.


Failed /dev/xxx no media (which is correct, its card reader on printer)
No Volume groups found

should have found disk drive with 12.3 on it.

Tried commands (mentioned above) after reboot this morning with same
messages, no 12.3 message.

So I’m back to no access to 12.3.

openSUSE 12.2(Linux 3.4.28-2.20-desktop x86_64)|KDE 4.10.00
“release 550”|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce
8400GS(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.32)