Error: Switching to the Installed System Failed
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES 10 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3 (SLES 10 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4 (SLES 10 SP4)
Rebooting the host yielded a failure with grub error 15.
Log file indicates:
=== Checking YaST log file /mnt//var/log/YaST2//y2log... ===
Opening file... Failed
- Correct the /boot/grub/menu.lst file and upgrade to later SLES version/SP
In this case, the server(s) in question were being upgraded to SLES 11 SP3. Additionally, the menu.lst file still showed the old kernel as part of both the failsafe and the regular build -- both of which failed to boot. In this case, we needed to change both the "kernel" and "initrd" to point to the proper version:
title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-0.21-smp root=/dev/sda1 vga=normal splash=silent showopts
- Use a supported method such as:
- upgrade SLES 10 SP2 -> SLES 10 SP3 -> SLES 10 SP4 -> SLES 11 SP3 (via down server upgrade)
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- Document ID:7016208
- Creation Date:18-FEB-15
- Modified Date:18-FEB-15
- SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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