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Ehwaz001



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:52 pm    Post subject:

Great,
now I did a update via YOU (Yast Online Update), installed all recommended and critical patches, restarted and can't access the PC anymore.
It starts normally, but after a while, ReiserFS checks the transaction logs on hda6 and keeps checking them for hours on end without going any further. Did a normal boot several times and used a failsafe procedure just to make sure that it would boot with all devices disabled except for the most necessary ones.
Still no luck...

It's a ReiserFS, format "3.6" in standard journal mode, ordered data mode, used flush barriers, set to "device hda6, size 8192, first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30"

It displays "ReiserFS: hda6: checking transaction log(hda6)" and doesn't go any further.

Any ideas???
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UndrWater



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject:

I've run into this problem with SuSE before. It's probably the most annoying thing about SuSE is these kernel updates.

I think what you may have run into is lost filesystem support.

If you know how to use a liveCD or rescue boot disk, try doing a reiserfsck on your reiser partitions. Otherwise you may need to check how reiser support looks in the kernel.
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Ehwaz001



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:41 am    Post subject:

Thanks for the help UndrWater. I needed the PC badly, so I tried Overclockix to get to the partition via mkdir hda6 and then a mount /dev/hda6 /home/hda6
Used X to get to K3B, burned the data on a CD-R, tested it and then did a full format. I wanted to do this anyway, since the first Suse install went funky because of the existing /dev/hda1 (Windows) partition.
It created /dev/hda1, (Windows) /dev/hda2 (backup/documents), /dev/hda3 (empty), /dev/hda4 (empty), /dev/hda5 (empty), /dev/hda6 ( / ) and /dev/hda7 (swap)

Now the partitions are all gone and only /dev/hda1 ( / ) and /dev/hda2 (swap) remains, and I'm more happy with that setting!

I will study further what could have gone wrong and use one of my remaining computers to install Suse, update via YOU and see what I could have done to fix the error. But like I said, I needed the PC badly and due to funky partitioning, I decided to do a complete format.

Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject:

with SuSe its normally trying to boot from the new kernel
which has not been set for it to boot from it stiil try's to load the old kernel
but wont/will not boot from the old kernel because it has been set to not boot by the boot loader
because there is an updated version available

i used to place the CD in the drive and do a repair of the boot loader then direct it to load the new kernel image...

ps... are U on the pcpro forum as well
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Ehwaz001



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:19 pm    Post subject:

OMG, do I have a soulmate posting around in the PCPRO forum???

No, I'm not a member. I don't even know where I could find this forum... Smile
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UndrWater



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject:

Quote:
with SuSe its normally trying to boot from the new kernel
which has not been set for it to boot from it stiil try's to load the old kernel
but wont/will not boot from the old kernel because it has been set to not boot by the boot loader
because there is an updated version available

i used to place the CD in the drive and do a repair of the boot loader then direct it to load the new kernel image...

ps... are U on the pcpro forum as well

Does this assume LiLo?

I know SuSE's been using grub lately, and unless they change the naming convention for the kernel image at boot, it should work fine, shouldn't it?

I swear I find making my own kernel and copying the bzImage to the boot dir so much simpler!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:23 am    Post subject:

yes it does assume Lilo
i didnt know that they had changed to grub...
been a long time since i used SuSe

Ehwaz001... they use a similar name with the avatar
it was just a thought...
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Ehwaz001



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Well, could you give me a direct link or an example. I would like to see who this person is, just out of curiosity. Smile
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