Upgrade from openSuSE 11.1 to 11.4/12.1 fails, kernel problem?

As promised, I’m back.

Using network as install (or rescue) source is indeed a working option. Finally I got the system upgraded to openSuSE 11.4 and updated (YOU). Now kernel is 2.6.37.6-24.1.i586 (default and pae) and both show exactly same behavior: no access to CDROM/DVD. :frowning:

By the way: automatic installation did choose/install kernel module/xorg driver nouveau (xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau-0.0.16_20110115_b795ca6-3.1.i586) which failed to create a stable image on (SUN 365-1417) CRT monitor. Image was extremely sensible on CPU load showing flickering up to completely disturbed image. In addition text mode did show first character folded to right border of screen, in graphics mode approx. ten pixels have been shown on right instead of left side.

Blacklisting kernel driver nouveau and deinstalling xorg driver completely fixed this issue.

I’m planning to upgrade to 12.1 or 12.2 next time I’ve access to the system but have little hope that CDROM/DVD issue gets solved because kernel booting from 12.1 CDROM/DVD shows same error.

Martin

Today I did a complete network based upgrade to openSuSE 12.1 using zypper dup. Upgrade was successful but CDROM/DVD problem still persists. :frowning:

Current running kernel is 3.1.10-1.29-pae.

Further upgrades will follow, but I’ve little hope.

On 2013-10-28 21:16, martin jacobs wrote:
>
> Today I did a complete network based upgrade to openSuSE 12.1 using
> zypper dup. Upgrade was successful but CDROM/DVD problem still persists.
> :frowning:
>
> Current running kernel is 3.1.10-1.29-pae.
>
> Further upgrades will follow, but I’ve little hope.

If you can upgrade to 12.3, you can report the issue in Bugzilla. With
12.1 you can not, as it is out of support. And a bug on 12.2 will
probably be ignored.

Best version for reporting issues is the next candidate, 13.1. It has
not yet been released.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

Network based upgrade (using zypper dup) to 12.2 successfully completed. I know 12.2 is not supported anymore, but I wanted to avoid skipping a version.

Anyway: problem persists.

Kernel: 3.4.63-2.44-pae

Steps:

  • enter DVD into drive
  • dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 (as root)
    snippet from /var/log/messages
kernel:  1234.424311] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/100
kernel:  1234.440262] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
kernel:  1235.365931] ata2: EH complete
kernel:  1243.836042] ata2.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa0)
kernel:  1243.836056] ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
kernel:  1243.836062] sr 1:0:0:0: CDB: Get event status notification: 4a 01 00 00 10 00 00 00 08 00
kernel:  1243.836076] ata2.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:08:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 pio 16392 in
kernel:  1243.836077]          res 51/20:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x5 (timeout)
kernel:  1243.836081] ata2.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
kernel:  1244.004032] ata2: soft resetting link
udevd[365]: worker [406] timeout, kill it
udevd[365]: seq 1576 '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/ata2/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0/block/sr0' killed
udevd[365]: worker [406] terminated by signal 9 (Killed)
kernel:  1249.128423] ata2: nv_mode_filter: 0x3f38f&0x3f39f->0x3f38f, BIOS=0x3f000 (0xc700c6c0) ACPI=0x3f01f (20:60:0x1f)
kernel:  1249.128432] ata2: nv_mode_filter: 0x739f&0x739f->0x739f, BIOS=0x7000 (0xc700c6c0) ACPI=0x701f (20:60:0x1f)
su: (to root) mjacobs on /dev/pts/3
kernel:  1254.132149] ata2.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xef)
kernel:  1254.132157] ata2.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
kernel:  1254.300035] ata2: soft resetting link
kernel:  1259.464162] ata2.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xa1)
kernel:  1259.464169] ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
kernel:  1259.464173] ata2.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5)
kernel:  1260.696030] ata2: soft resetting link
kernel:  1265.276408] ata2: nv_mode_filter: 0x3f38f&0x3f39f->0x3f38f, BIOS=0x3f000 (0xc700c6c0) ACPI=0x3f01f (20:60:0x1f)
kernel:  1265.276417] ata2: nv_mode_filter: 0x739f&0x739f->0x739f, BIOS=0x7000 (0xc700c6c0) ACPI=0x701f (20:60:0x1f)
kernel:  1270.660320] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/100
kernel:  1270.676256] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
kernel:  1272.138435] ata2: EH complete
kernel:  1307.175502] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Unhandled sense code
kernel:  1307.175508] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
kernel:  1307.175512] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Sense Key : Medium Error [current] 
kernel:  1307.175517] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error
kernel:  1307.175522] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 02 00
kernel:  1307.175530] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 64
kernel:  1307.175534] quiet_error: 54 callbacks suppressed
kernel:  1307.175537] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 8
udevd[365]: worker [5080] timeout, kill it
udevd[365]: seq 1577 '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/ata2/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0/block/sr0' killed
udevd[365]: worker [5080] terminated by signal 9 (Killed)
kernel:  1321.797541] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Unhandled sense code
kernel:  1321.797547] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
kernel:  1321.797551] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Sense Key : Medium Error [current] 
kernel:  1321.797556] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0]  Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error
kernel:  1321.797561] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 02 00
kernel:  1321.797569] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 64
kernel:  1321.797574] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 8

Technical problem of drive is very unlikely, as booting from same drive still works.

On 2014-06-12 10:26, martin jacobs wrote:
>
> Network based upgrade (using zypper dup) to 12.2 successfully completed.
> I know 12.2 is not supported anymore, but I wanted to avoid skipping a
> version.

With “zypper dup” you should not jump versions, it can easily fail.

> Anyway: problem persists.

Oh.

> Technical problem of drive is very unlikely, as booting from same drive
> still works.

I have a laptop which some times can not read at all from the dvd. The
other day it could. I don’t know yet if it is a software problem or a
lose cable.

I would try to continue upgrades up to 13.1. Or, download one of the
13.1 lives, the xfce one, and try if (running from a usb stick) it can
access the reader.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Thanks for your hints and advice.

Unfortunately BIOS doesn’t offer to boot from USB, so I’ll continue upgrading.

Hardware-defect is unlikely as drive works reliable during boot from DVD. Anyway I’ll check cable next time.


Martin

On 2014-06-12 19:26, martin jacobs wrote:

> Hardware-defect is unlikely as drive works reliable during boot from
> DVD. Anyway I’ll check cable next time.

As does mine. Yet after some days of the system running, it no longer
reads it. Reboot another day, and it works.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)