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Hello, I have a problem with my openSUSE installation. I tried to upgrade (from openSUSE 11) by manually changing all repositories to 11.1 ones. The upgrade process went smoothly except ...
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    Can't boot after upgrading to 11.1RC1 - /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-4-pae/modules.dep error


    Hello, I have a problem with my openSUSE installation.

    I tried to upgrade (from openSUSE 11) by manually changing all repositories to 11.1 ones. The upgrade process went smoothly except a kvm related package which failed to upgrade (but I suspect shouldn't be that critical).

    After the reboot though, when the kernel is loading, it shows something like
    waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/SATA(root id) to appear..... not found.
    At that point it shows a [Y/n] decision about whether to skip the problem (or sth like that) but the keyboard is not responsive (even the Caps lock or F-lock keys do not change any LEDs).

    So, I suspect that some modules are not loaded. But as for which and why (and most importantly, how I can fix it) I am at a loss.

    So, if anybody has any ideas about that... PLEASE reply.

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: I must be blind or something. Right above the previous line, there was the source error:
    FATAL: could not load /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-4-pae/modules.dep: File does not exist.

    But as I can see, the file DOES exist! Any suggestions?

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    Reinstall the older system then download and install 11.1 correctly.

    When you install do a full install and tell the installer not to format the partition that contains the /home directory when you come to the partition scheme. Sust be sure it is mounted as /home. Also be sure that the current root partition is correct and marked to be reformatted. This will preserve your settings and personal data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Reinstall the older system then download and install 11.1 correctly.

    When you install do a full install and tell the installer not to format the partition that contains the /home directory when you come to the partition scheme. Sust be sure it is mounted as /home. Also be sure that the current root partition is correct and marked to be reformatted. This will preserve your settings and personal data.
    Thank you for the response, but I solved the problem finally. Turns out a kernel package wasn't properly installed, so the initrd wasn't good and thus the problems.

    If someone gets bit by that too:
    Download the kernel rpms somewhere
    From a live or installation CD/DVD go to a root console
    Mount your root partition and bind /proc /dev and /sys there
    Mount the partition with the rpms and copy them to the mounted root partition
    chroot into the root partition
    rpm -qa | grep kernel and remove any kernel packages
    rpm -i kernel-packages-you-downloaded

    Something like that.
    Again though, thanks for the reply gogalthorp!

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