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Old 01-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux rescue :you don't have any linux partitions

Hello All,

I have redhat 5 VM which was running as a ftp server but once I restarted the machine, it is not coming up.

It gets stucked at the point of loading kernel and returns with this error

kernel panic: not syncing Attempted to kill init

I thought it would be better to go to the rescue mode to fix the issue But when I went into rescue mode

This is the message which appears on the screen

You donot have any any linux partitions.You will be redirected to shell.Press cancel to reboot.

after this when I enter the shell most of the files goes missing from my file system

there is no fstab, grub or all other main files

To give a try I did the same rescue method in my test vm where I get a message
your linux partition has been mounted on /mnt/sysimage
to change root you need to type chroot /mnt/sysimage

once I enter the shell I run the command as mentioned and all the files are visible

I did a bit of search on Google and I found that this is a sort of bug in anaconda for RED HAT but I don't see any solution for this bug

Can anyone please help me overcome this issue as this server contains very critical data.
Or is there any way that I can recover those data.
Old 01-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Can you Show me the output of fdisk -l command
Old 01-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

Actually for now I have taken a snapshot of current instance and reverted back to the old one, due to which all my recent work has been lost

I won't be able to give you the exact output.

#fdisk -l
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1830    14699443+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            1831        1957     1020127+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
I was not getting any proper output for
#df -h
It was not showing me any proper mount point.


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