I’m trying to make 13.1 run on an ancient Dell Optiplex 760 PC. Out of the box, 13.1 won’t install: Everything runs fine until the first reboot, after which the machine hangs. After a lot of trial-and-error, I figured out that the machine wouldn’t boot with the default setting of “Custom Boot Partition” (What does that mean?). Changing to “Boot from Master Boot Record” made the system bootable.
But whenever I run “zypper up”, it changes the bootmode back to “Custom Boot Partition”, leaving the system unbootable. During boot attempts I get messages like
RAID set “nvidia_cjjaciie” was activated
immediately followed by
RAID set “nvidia_cjjaciie” was not activated
and then a lot of error messages telling me that the system cannot find any harddrives.
The disk is very ordinary formatted - /dev/sda1 as a 400 MB boot partition - /dev/sda2 as a 2 GB swap - and /dev/sda3 for the root partition swallowing the rest of the disk.
How can I make 13.1 run on this system - without requiring a lot of manual rescue work after each update?