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Old 02-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
cornelius.conboy
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redhat boot freezes multiple mounting errors


hospital system uses an oracle db server on redhat.
It has worked perfectly until they called this morning.

first thing I saw was an empty frozen desktop. powered off and on. new boot process included this message:
" the drive on port a of the serial ata controller is operating outside of normal specifications"

it suggested I back up my data and replace the hard drive.

I clicked continue -
got this output

red hat nash version 5.1.19.6 starting
reading all physical volumes. this may take a while
6 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active
atal.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
atal.00: BMDMA stat 0x65
atal.00:cmd c8/00:08:05:33:a8/00:00:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 4096 in
atal.00: status: { DRDY DF vERR}
atal.00: error {ABRT}
atal.00: revalidation failed (errno=-2)
atal.00: revalidation failed (errno=-2)
atal.00: revalidation failed (errno=-2)
EXT3 -fs error (device dm=0) : ext3_get_inode_loc : unable to read inode block iode=8 block=259
EXT3-fs : invalid journal inode
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: invalid argument
setuproot : moving /dev failed: no such file or directory
setuproot : moving /proc failed: no such file or directory
setuproot : moving /sys failed: no such file or directory
sda: asking for cache data failed
sda: assumind drive cache: write through
switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory
kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

here it freezes.

To the best of my knowledge nothing changed between last night and this morning yet, since I canīt get it to boot, I canīt check the logs to see if someone else was in there doing something.

any suggestions greatly appreciated. I've got a bunch of angry doctors here....
 
Old 02-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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OK, so everything seems to be pointing to a HD failure and even though I still can't boot it I can run diagnostics and get these error codes
0F00: 133E
0F00: 063E
0F00: 123E

folloowed by a message to back up the HD.

Based on this I'm modifying my request to see if anyone's got insight on how to backup the HD - if I can't get the machine to boot.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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appreciate the input. I found and downloade systemrescue cd, burned the disk and booted from it and plugged in an empty usb hard drive. Now I just need to get it recognized/mounted and copy everything from the damaged one.

http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

This got me over a huge hurdle. Perhaps others might find it helpful too.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Just a quick note here, you might want to try booting the systemrescuecd with the usb drive already plugged in. It'll probably find and mount it for you.
 
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