13.1 hang during system update

amd athlon x2
lsi scsi u320 HBA

I upgraded two workstations from 12.3 to 13.1 without a problem. The third workstation upgrade has not gotten very far.

During the initial phase of discovering hardware and software, it pauses a rather long time on “Probe hard disks” then hangs forever on “Searching for Linux partitions.” Obviously there are fully functional linux partitions since the computer boots just fine to v12.3.

Any suggestions on where to find the problem?

I have had this before. The first thing is use a utility like gparted to make sure all partitions are good. Windows partitions can be bad if they exit. If there is more than one hard drive, you can disconnect any not needed for the new install. But it is a guess as to why the install takes so long and not normal.

Thank You,

If WIn8.x is involved be sure it is truly shutdown. If fast boot is active the Win8 just does a hibernate and the File System is in a unknown state. This possible could cause the hang.

Why are y’all on about Windows? This is an openSuse upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1. There are no Windows partitions.

How am I to know that you are not dual booting. Note I said IF Win8 it could be a problem if not shut down correctly and MIGHT cause the hang you are seeing. If Windows is not involved then it is something else. Maybe run fsck on exiting Linux partitions.

work around: install with faile safe option from dvd

and why not zypper dup to 13.1?

On 2013-11-27 08:06, heelstraf wrote:

> and why not zypper dup to 13.1?

I would be very hesitant to install a version if the DVD has problems
and hangs. Not even dup.

I would try fresh install on a small spare partition to try it out first.

Cheers / Saludos,

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

I do the follow, note that i run most of the time beta version :wink:
Always have a backup made with CloneZilla of root and home

If something goes wrong restore it with CloneZilla