Unable to boot since kernel update (grub1, lvm, dm-crypt)

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I foolishly installed the newest kernel update... now I can't boot anymore. Once I rebooted, grub presented me it's friendly console. I've used the installation DVD to check the boot partition, everything ok, except menu.lst and menu.lst.old having a size of 0 bytes ... So I tried grub> kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/system/root grub> initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd grub> boot which only leads to a kernel panic, since the given 'root' parameter seems invalid: VFS: Cannot open root device "system/root" or unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=" bo (Distributions)