booting impossible after upgrade from 10.3 to 11.1, HDD?

I did a upgrade from opensuse 10.3 to 11.1. I used a DVD. First I had some problems with the method of *mounting by *devices (This is not save… please start the old system and change) the upgrade process worked fine, lasting about one and a half hours.

After rebooting a bad surprise: The system is searching for the HDDs, but they won’t respond. The repair function on the DVD can’t find any error in the boot system (fsck) or the fstab, but it doesn’t boot!

Screen messages:


scsi subsystem initialized
scsi0: pata_via
scsi1: pata_via
ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 01f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xd800 irq 14
ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 01f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xd800 irq 15
ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x27)
ata1.00: failed to read native max adress (err_mask=0x4)
ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0x27)



ata1.00: disabled

then change to UDMA/33 - the same
then change to MWDMA - the same
then change to PIO5 - the same

then change to PIO0 - nothing works, all HDD

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