I have compiled a lot of kernels in former SuSe releases. It was easy to keep several kernels in the boot menu. With OpenSuse 11.1, I did the following:
- I installed nvidia driver from nvidia site
- with software “management” of YAST I selected trace kernel for install
- after reboot I found that old pae-kernel has been removed from boot list!! -> software “management”?
- nvidia module could not be loaded with trace-kernel, no graphical login possible
- with software “management” of YAST I deselected trace-kernel with Yast while keeping old pae-kernel still selected, from the user point of view I think it must be still there and work
- after reboot I found that also trace-kernel is gone!! remains WIN XP only to boot
- I used my OpenSuse DVD to automatically repair boot loader
- After reboot no menu item, just grub command line interface
Thats really annoying. Do not want to do all that by hand after I wasted about 3 hours with the OpenSuSe software “management”.
If I can not quickly solve the problem I will use another distro.
I know it will cost hours to learn details of installing grub.
I will try again to repair system using the DVD. Any other ideas that will probably help? I can not tell what the software “manager” changed from the critical parts of the system.
Thanks a lot in advance.