I installed some updates yesterday to opensuse 11.1. After reboot, I get a fatal error that states that ip_tables not found. It suggests that my kernel needs to be upgraded (?).
Can someone please suggest me a fix? I would not want to reinstall the whole kernel, to avoid losing my settings. Also, I would want to avoid requiring a wired internet access. Can I download any patches and then run them to fix the problem?
I searched for solutions, but it seems to revolve around re-installing the kernel.
The result of rpm -qa | grep kernel-default resulted in: kernel-default-extra-184.108.40.206-0.1.2
The exact error message is: FATAL: Module ip_tables not found. iptables v1.4.2-rc1: can’t initialize iptables table ‘filter’: iptables who? (do you need to ins mod?
Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded
Any suggestions? I have a dual boot machine, so I am able to download required packages through Windows. Also, when I booted in safe mode (OpenSuse), my network manager would not run. I guess it is because of the iptables problem (or ip_tables).
Can someone help me in avoiding to do a kernel re-install?
As you can see, you have updated only kernel-default-base package
that includes minimal files and modules for booting.
Updating in addition to both kernel-default and kernel-default-extra packages
will solve this prpblem.
However, the situation now has become very troubling.
With kernel-default-base, in other words, without kernel-default,
you might not use network because kernel-default-base package includes only few drivers for NIC,
and therefore you might not use zypper command.
So you have to import kernel-default and kernel-default-extra packages
to your system without using network.
Thanks for your time and patience with my question.
I successfully repaired my system. I found it easier (although a little longer) to just “upgrade” my openSuse. I ran the same installation disk for the purpose, and it did the job. I had to some minor settings after that, but, it was shorter than a fresh install.
I could not connect to the net (no NW manager, due to the problem). However, I removed all the “buildservice” repos, that I reckon are bleeding edge.