Kernel line in bootloader configuration missing after installation of SLE10 SP1 via Autoyast

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Situation

You have created a autoyast installation file on a SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 GA system, however as an installation source, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1 is used. After performing an autoyast installation, the newly installed system does not boot. In the GRUB bootloader configuration file (/boot/grub/menu.lst) the kernel line is missing.

See the following example of an incomplete bootloader section:
title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
initrd (hd0,1)/initrd-2.6.16.46-0.12-smp

Resolution

Edit the autoyast xml file. In each section description (there are 2) replace the the following line:
<
kernel>/boot/vmlinuz
<
image>/boot/vmlinuz
Furtheron, replace the tags with , e.g.
<
vga>0x317
by
<
vgamode>0x317

Additional Information

The failure only occures in combination of an autoyast.xml file from a GA system with a SP1 installation source.
The failure does not occur, when using a SP1 autoyast.xml plus a SP1 installation source is used. Neither it occurs, if a GA autoyast.xml plus a GA installation source is used.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3926053
  • Creation Date: 20-Aug-2007
  • Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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