Boot problems after Upgrade OpenSuse 13.1 to 13.2, dependency failed for local file systems etc.

On 2015-04-18 21:16, Infinite Dao wrote:

> So you would suggest basically
> - that I disable as many repos as possible, activate only base repos +
> packman the do zypper dup


> That leaves the question what shall I do with packages I need urgently
> - mediawiki
> - php
> - nginx
> - pyodbc

Later. After your system boots and runs correctly.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

Hi there,

back again after a long struggle (that will last a little, I guess):

  • good news: it is booting again
  • second news: I do have to fix several things yet (the complete zypper update solved it)
  • third news: although I like openSUSE and use it, the 13.2 release is far from solid stable, if you do something not ordinarily, most things will work but you are likely to meet some bugs along the way (for instance Umlauts in the repo alias: as far as I know, WE LIVE IN A NON-ASCII WORLD BY NOW!!)

== General Notes ==

Do not burn any ISO image under Windows with the default Assistant of the system, it will likely introduce glitches in the data structure. I burnt the identical data, twice via Windows (got I/O errors of the DVD and strange behaviour of the rescue DVD) once with KDE-Live-System on USB stick and burning with K3B works fine.

Read release notes first it might safe you time in finding solutions to introduced problems :wink:

== My attempts to rescue the system ==

I played around with
(1) simple attempt zypper update no success
(2) I cleaned the repos and allowed only choosen repos to perform the zypper dup

# try zypper dup agian
# option --from <Alias|#|URI> forces to upgrade only from those repos
zypper clean --all
zypper refresh
zypper dist-upgrade --no-recommends --auto-agree-with-licenses \
--from openSUSE-distr-13.2-Oss \
--from openSUSE-distr-13.2-Non-Oss \
--from openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss \
--from 'packman ( openSUSE_13.2' \
--from 'openSUSE_13.2_php_applications'

So far no reboot, stuck “[ok] Reached target Basic System.”

(3) started rescue DVD/CD in chroot mode and reset the services

su -
cd /mnt
mount /dev/sda7 /mnt # my root partition (mount first)
mount /dev/sda8 /mnt/home # my home partition
# I have noe extra boot partition to mount here
mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev;
mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
chroot /mnt # now in root „Environment“ , can do any repair even yast, network etc.
yast # checking services

The services I remember I id did activate or reactivate (I can’t remember all):

  • irqbalance
  • iscsi
  • display-manager (was completely disabled inactive, maybe this did it finally?)

Now I could reboot

(4) perform a zypper update in the hope it will fix the state of the alleged stable 13.2 RELEASE

su -
zypper update --no-recommends --best-effort --auto-agree-with-licenses --details --download in-advance
# it performed a 1.1GB upgrade

Almost everything works again. I still have to do:

  • repair flickering mouse, I guess it addresses bumblebee issue (optimus techology …)
  • think about backup of my data :wink:
  • optimize loading of services processes managed by systemd or systemctl (upgrades introduce far too many changes)

Is there a good tutorial to optimize processes managed by systemd? I even don’t know where to look for undescribed services. Very un-userfriendly.

So good day to you