> Essentially I ran a full package upgrade and then a distribution
> upgrade yesterday on a Suse 10 system to bring it up to date. I think it
> worked out fine, except the boot loader (Grub) reports error 15: file
> not found on attempted boot.
first, i wonder what level you brought your “Suse 10” up to, and how
you attempted that?
i wonder, because the only supported way to move from “Suse 10” to
openSUSE 11.2 is to do a new format and install and then copy your
data/etc over from a backup…see “Starting with openSUSE 11.2, a live
upgrade from the prior version of openSUSE 11.1 is officially
supported. This allows one to perform a complete operating system
update in place, without reloading everything from scratch.” cite:
second, i wonder what you mean by “ran a full package upgrade and then
a distribution upgrade”??
> In the other example, the boot loader was configured to look for the
> now non-existent kernel and i imagine mine is doing the same: the last
> example was fixed with a live disc that i dont have any more, and i cant
> make one because i dont have access to a dvd burner.
hmmmmm…i doubt the old “Suse 10” could be used to repair GRUB and i
wonder just how you tried to perform this “full package upgrade”
did you (maybe) use zypper to lay openSUSE 11.2 over a running “Suse
10” (if so, i think you are in the pickle barrel)?
or, did you boot from an 11.2 disk…which you no longer have?
it might be possible to learn what you have installed by using any
of these in a terminal:
lsb_release -sd |cut -f2 -d ""\"
however, if you didn’t format there is absolutely NO way (i know of)
to know what might still be left over from your “Suse 10”
My question is this: how do I find what version of the kernel I’m
as far as i know if you are not able to boot you are not using any kernel!
on the other hand, unless you have done something fancy i’d expect all
kernels available to your system to live in /boot
on mine, just now i use in a terminal:
$ls /boot | grep vm
and then see two kernels installed:
on my system i can use either of those…i don’t know what you have
available or what you can use…(and that goes for your system from
bottom to top [after an unsupported “full package upgrade and then a
> and how do I configure the Grub boot loader so it’ll work as
i believe there are numerous examples around here (somewhere) [man
grub and info grub should supply most of what you need for the grub
version you have installed], but none of them will work for you until
you find a kernel you can point to…
> I’ve been trying every possible option for hours and hours and
> I really can’t afford to lose my information on there.
you have a good back up already, right???
if you don’t i’d highly recommend you make that you next order of
business…before you try anything else for hours and hours…
THEN, once you have all your data safe: you can either do a
format/install, then configure as required or…well, you are kinda
on your own unless someone here has a MUCH better crystal ball than i do…
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