the system doesn't boot, after kernel update?

hmm This is appearing to me to be more hardware related.

To be sure I understand you reinstalled. All was well. Then after at least one successful boot you get this error?? Did you ever successfully get to a desktop after the latest install?

Never got to a desktop. i’m at the login screen and this error pops up when tried to log in. Should i retry installation?

We are just trying to clarify - was this a NEW install?

BTW did you do this
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p4iGRIanVBzTGN1muK_YR_5LKiT-inuxSInAUUcGDvvjwsIhnRC9ZWdGp4QQIDfqtJD92Yl6lkVuEi9F1Su1KRg/pic1-media%20check.png

yes it is a fresh install. I did the media check first time when i installed 11.1, but not again yesterday. i will do that as soon as i get home.

Try kde3 or gnome just for kicks and whilst we are at it.:wink:

the errors that pops up , after i verified that the disk has no errors and tried to update was kstartupconfig4 could not load and not kde4initmanager (my memory would need some fast new sticks chips ) and now i’m trying to install gnome. hopefully it works and then i will attempt again to get to kde4. well it seems that i have some hard disk problems. as i cannot format one of the partitions for my new home, good thing that i have another one which i can use(finger crossed)

Well now i was able to install Gnome, but i think that i have a feeling of what is the problem. There are some bad sectors on one or more of my partitions which prevented the instalation of kde last night. I left it unsupervised and maybe it ignored the errors after awile. Anyway I’m convinced that on this partition where i have Gnome now i would be able to install it.
First of all I would like to try with a partition tool to rearrange things on the hardisk. and then I will try to have kde installed. I guess i would better open some other threads for these questions as this was going for a long time.
Thanks a lot, to everyone who helped me, specially caf who was beside me (and beside lots of other members) with suggestions and support. I will not be that active as him but I will definitely try to support this community with my knowledge and support.

@dmera
If you want to post your current partition layout (I can’t recall if you ever posted it here). From a su terminal do
fdisk -l

We can have quick look. And if you know what’s what in that, try and explain it to us.

Parted Magic can help you get things back in order.

I have a feeling though, that if you were to boot that Gnome install and open Software Manager, and go to Patterns and check kde4-base and kde4-desktop, install them from online repo’s rather than from the dvd and add the latest stable repo and update it. Then try logging in to kde4, it might work for you.
Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1

:slight_smile:

linux-7dxb:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8d308d30

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1869 15012711 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1870 15893 112647780 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 15927 19457 28362757+ f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 15927 16118 1542208+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 16119 19383 26218080 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x69205244

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 6375 51207156 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 6376 12750 51207187+ f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sdb3 12751 15361 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb4 19126 24321 41736870 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb5 6376 12643 50339677 7 HPFS/NTFS

well this is the latest one as i modifed it a bit when reinstalled Suse.
so
sda1 - XP (C:), sda2(XP -data),sda3 I want to get rid of it, sda5 - Linux swap, sda6 - Linux /
sdb1 - Linux (kde “saved” home), sdb2 (extension to get rid of),
sdb3 - Linux home,sda4 - XP data, sda5 - to get rid of
I want to keep for now, after I copy/backup all data to an external disk (to be bought tomorrow - 1TB) for XP just C:\ (maybe not even that, have to verify what else I need) and then format everything and keep 6 partitions on 2 harddisks, one for a stable Suse and one for testing new versions.
i can do the update from repo after eventually.

Going off what you say you will end up like this

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1869 15012711 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1870 15893 112647780 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x69205244

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 6375 51207156 83 Linux

Obviously that just shows what you plan to remove.

Late reply but I had few things to do. I was able to backup everything on my machine, then clean all the aprtitions I had and created 2 for Suse in second harddisk and left for now XP(i give myself another 2 months to get rid of it) on the other drive + the swap partition.
I was able to put back most of the things. For sure the ones i need most i have them, the other ones which i don’t even remember for now are not that important.
Anyway i found out that PartedMagic it’s a wondeful tool, very useful and i would say reliable. Thanks to everyone and especially to caf for help,support,etc

@dmera
Let us know if we can help again;)