Firstly, referring to the below bug report, I do not knowingly have SBM installed.
Normally I use ‘zypper dup’ to upgrade to a new release, which I did successfully with Leap 15.0 but after doing this for 15.1, the current kernel I was using (that worked) on 4.14.14 was removed from the grub menu, and the new (Leap 15) 4.12 kernel was added to the grub menu, along with the existing 4.15 kernels I had that didn’t work.
End result, trying to boot into 4.12, X keeps trying to start, which results in a flickering screen and a login prompt. At this point the keyboard input does not seem to work, i.e. Ctrl+Alt+Fx, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Alt+Del has no effect.
If I try to use runlevel 3 or 1, I get a login prompt but still can’t input anything. So I try an Update or Installation using both 15.0 and 15.1 ISOs on usb stick. On each I find that my root partition, which is EXT4, is not found.
I’ve tried booting into rescue mode and doing a chroot into my root partition, then getting networking up, but it seems no dbus socket is created which causes wicked problems, so I guess that’s another topic.
My searches don’t show any appropriate fix, so my question is: Is the undetected partition issue being looked at still? I have 4 partitions on my /dev/sdb hard drive, but none are recognized by the Expert Partitioner.
I understand from what I’ve read that libparted is the problem, as fdisk finds the partitions no problem.
Finally from the rescue command prompt in chroot, I can get to the login screen fine by typing ‘sddm’, but still no keyboard input or moving mouse pointer.
Ideally I’d like to get each of these problems fixed, but after using Suse since 2004, I’m seriously considering trying a distro that will have Wayland and plasma 5 and be a bit more stable when updating to a new version.