I have been tryning to upgrade my opnSuse 11 to 11.1 on my Compaq CQ60 laptop for several reasons the most pressing is ntwk support and wireless, but the upgrade always fails pointing unconversant fstab.(By the way I previously lost windows boot option, I was hoping this would fix it)
Here is my fstab:
/dev/sda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK1652G_98LLFATBS-part8 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda1 /windows/C ntfs-3g user,force 0 0
/dev/sda2 /windows/D ntfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/sda4 /windows/E vfat user,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda5 /windows/F vfat user,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
I guess, your hard disk has at least 7 partitions, sda1, sda2, and one extended partition sda3, which contains sda4 through sda8.
OpenSuse 11.0 (it still exists?) resides on sda8, using sda7 as swap. No mention about sda6 (in a standard installation this is supposed to be the mount point to the /home directory - is it not in use?)
Is that right so far?
At what point did your installation process stop?
Did you then try to edit the partition table?
Does the grub bootloader start?
If yes, how does /boot/grub/menu.lst look like?
But, let us start at the beginning:
At first we should have a look at the printout of
The difference is that /dev/sda7 is partition number 7 in partition table, and /dev/disk/by-id/somethingX-partY is a link to /dev/sdXY, which is created by the Udev demon at startup. In your case it this entry should not exist or link to nothing, as no /dev/sda8 exists.
Concerning the /dev/disk/ system:
There are several ways to keep track of your devices, when you change the hardware configuration:
Your entry uses the link listed in the by-id directory.
So, even if you add another hard disc to your system, the fstab entry will be correct. However, when you alter the partition of this hard disc, and the numbering changes, these file names will have to be updated as well.
Concerning the renumbering:
In some cases, I have seen, that the first entry after the extended partition (in your fdisk list /dev/sda3) is not /dev/sda4, but /dev/sda5. For some reason, one number is skipped. This might have happened to your system during an earlier installation. Then, the numbers were ok for sda7 being /swap and sda8 being / . This time, your partition table numbering was cleared and the entries in your fstab became pretty buggy. It looks like you have already corrected those concerning the windows partitions sda4 and sda5, within the extended partition, but did not touch the linux entries.
I was finally able to upgrade but I lost all my settings from 11.0 including codecs, compiz features, wired networking, but I gained wireless.
Im still sttrugling with customization.Whats the repos for 11.1 updates and packman?