I tried to update my kernel to 3.12.1, but now the system won’t boot as I messed it up. Here is what I did which clearly was not correct, it should have been the first not the second (kernel head). I removed kernel head but have no idea how to proceed. Any help is really appreciated.
Yup, did that and unchecked the kernel. Rebooted, and my ati beta driver no longer worked. Tried to reinstall to no avail. Removed the repo and driver and rebooted. Installed the repo and installed the driver. No go, the fan on the video card is going crazy.
I decided to start fresh, but after upgrading my system, I installed the latest kernel via your Blog. Rebooted, and the installed the ATI beta driver and rebooted - it worked. My question is moving forward how do I update the kernel when they become available without running into the same issue?
For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean install.
I would skip it.
Last night I tried upgrading my 12.3 with kernel 12.0 to the newly release 12.1 and got a kernel panic.
I nearly panicked also because I had a hard time reverting back to the older kernel.
On 2013-11-29 20:56, CHAZDG51 wrote:
> For clarification purposes, I prefer to have the latest kernel installed
> on my system, no matter what Linux OS I am using. I always install the
> latest kernel first, then install the driver after doing a clean
Then, as that means experimenting, you must make sure that you also have
an older and stable kernel that just works, as a backup plan. And if you
need a special video driver (Nvidia/Ati), make sure you know how to
handle that install in text mode, whatever it needs.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
When i updated my laptop with 13.1 to kernel 184.108.40.206.1,
it failed to boot with only the word GRUB on the top left corner
of a black screen. I used the openSUSE 13.1 dvd .iso rescue system
to reinstall grub2.
Just in case you encounter this be sure to have the rescue cd/dvd ready
by your side.