I'm at my work now. Luck is on my side because everybody is having a super-briefing which will last till 1 o'clock in the afternoon (still don't know the difference between AM and PM
), and until then nobody is using the server, so I can take it down for maintenance.
After playing around I found out that (probably) my secondary IDE controller died yesterday. everything I connect to it failes to work. I connected the 2 120 GB hd-drives I had to the primairy IDE controller and allmost everything seems to work right now. The only thing left for me to do is make some new partitions on the second drive (they got corrupted, so I had to remove them after the data backup).
Now I'm gonna play with tune2fs and mk2efs to make the ext3 partitions (think I'm gonna divide the disk into 2 partitions, just for safety).
Thanks for al the help so far! Appreciate that. Without this forum I would never have been able to figure this out (as
Update: OK, the partitions are up and running again, thank god! To solve the mouse problem (well, not solved, but I worked around the problem
) is to remove the USB mouse and connect a PS/2 one. That works just fine :P. It's not the way to solve problems, but until I find what causes the problem we can use this type of solution.
: When the server is switching to another runlevel, it broadcasts the message "The system is going down for ... NOW!". Is it possible to broadcast this message to connected windows machines at the same time that the "The system is..." message is broadcasted?