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Old 12-22-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
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RAID I failure


Crazy, but I unplugged a harddrive by 'accident' and replugged it in. On unclean shutdown and upon restarting, one of the hard drives went critical. I deleted and rebuild the array, which showed functional upon reboot.

Here is where the fun begins.

System integrity check: Y

After clean check of root filesystem I get the following error:

REmounting root filesystem in read-write mode: mount: LABEL=/ duplicate - not mounted FAILED

That's where it starts, and then I have more erros, which I will gladly supply. It continue with many failures of no such file or directory and then tries over and over with:

INIT: ID "n" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

where n equals the different run levels.

Am I SOL here?

The boot disk just gives me the same process.

ANY help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

-joseph
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:30 PM   #2
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Is this a software RAID (raidtools or mdadm) issue or hardware RAID?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:38 PM   #3
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It is an integrated promise chip.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:43 PM   #4
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If you deleted and rebuilt the array then you probably won't have much of anyhting left on that volume.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:50 PM   #5
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I deleted the critical drive and then added it back. When they came back up, it was functional.

The samething happened regardless though. When I went in the first time, I didn't mess with the arrays, and recieved the same errors. I am clueless here.

SOL?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:54 PM   #6
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you're booting from this array, correct? If so you might want to grab and burn a KNoppix .iso and boot from the CD you create to see if you can get a hint as to what might have gone wrong. At the very least you should backup all critical data (/home, logs, setups in /etc) then you can mess with it a little more.

You should also try to find out why the array failed in the first place - are the drives getting hot?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:58 PM   #7
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LOL, no they are not...it was totally mindless. I was too lax on plugging and unplugging while running and didn't think.

I have a different server that needs some configuration that will back this one up, so I am not too worried. Just have a lot of files I would like to grab from this one.

I tried the boot disk I made for the system, and that didn't work, but I guess I could try this other that you are mentioning. If I can get into the box, I can burn the files and be ok in the end. I was going to put this system down as primary anyway.

I guess there is still a chance to save some files then, eh?

Thanks again,

Joseph
 
Old 12-22-2003, 07:05 PM   #8
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Possibly - you'll need to know how to mount the RAID device. From the Config help file
Quote:
This driver uses /dev/ataraid/dXpY (X and Y numbers) as device │
│ names. │
│ │
│ If you choose to compile this as a module, the module will be called │
│ pdcraid.o.
 
  


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