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Old 05-17-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Rebooting Locked up Linux Machine?


Hi all;
My linux machine died tonight, I can still ping it, but I THINK it
ran out of Memory. I am not able to access SSH at all, httpd, ftp is down as well. I was wondering if there is any way to reboot the box remotely since I can still ping it? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Matt
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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Unless you can get a shell opened (telnet, SSH, etc) I doubt it. I could be wrong, if you have some other service (webmin?) that can reboot the system remotely.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 11:09 PM   #3
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lol, I can't get anything I do have webmin installed, but I don't keep it activated.. DOH! I know RHN used to have a 'schedule reboot' option, but I can't find that anywhere..
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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Any suggestions? I know the RHN could reboot your CPU, but I don't see the option to reboot from the rhn website anymore Of course, right when I need it, lol.. Fixing to drive 2 hours to the west to get it back up.. arghhhhhhh.. lol road trip..
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:40 AM   #5
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Am I the only one that thinks RH having the ability to reboot your machine remotely is a bit frightening? I am at a loss buddy. Anyone else have any ideas?
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:47 PM   #6
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Hmm...

Call your power company and see if they can toggle the power?

Is there anyone near the machine that you could have do it for you?

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Old 05-19-2004, 09:35 AM   #7
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I finally had someone reboot it, I should invest in a power remote reboot switch, lol. At first, when I was on the phone with the person rebooting it, scared the crap out of me.. said something abotu the AIC_7XXX errors (which is the controller) so he rebooted it, and it wouldn't come back up.. It just hung at Initializing vmlinux. I just had him power it off for about 10 minutes, brought it back up, it booted up fine.. Except it only had 6 MB Free memory.. I hurried and bu my stuff, rebooted, and then all the memory was free.. weird stuff.. lol..
 
  


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