We have a SuSe server at work and when I came back today it was FUBAR. I’m guessing there was a kernel update that went badly, as people are pointing out that there was a power outage this week. I think it caught the server in the midst of updating the kernel.
Anyway, here’s some information.
When working through the grub prompt (which is all I can get to) I run through the steps of the tutorial here:
Try caf4926’s suggestion for repairing just the bootloader as per his linked tutorial first, but if the damage is deeper that caf4926 suggests, try the full repair in the boot from the installation DVD.
> Try caf4926’s suggestion for repairing just the bootloader as per his
> linked tutorial first, but if the damage is deeper that caf4926
> suggests, try the full repair in the boot from the installation DVD.
I’ve tried the latter suggestion many times on several machines and numerous
versions of SUSE Linux but have yet to achieve a successful result.
Sometimes it said it can’t do it, other times it said it has, but always the
result is the same and I wind up making another re-installation - usually on
a spare partition rather than an operational one and then alter boot
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