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Old 10-12-2006, 03:11 AM   #1
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hard system boot problems - can't resolve by myself

I've got a problem wirh my systems boot.
Yesterday we had a sudden power-off and after the power is on, I found that several servers were died.
All servers are RedHat Enterprise 4.0, all has ext3 file systems.
I booted at single-mode and run fsck -y.

Then problems began:

1 server:
found and unpacked kernel, then he wrote:
exec of init failed
umount /initrd/dev failed
kernel panic -not syncing
attempting to kill init

I can't do anything with this server except hard reboot

2 server:
found and unpacked kernel, then he wrote:
error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initvd) failed:2
umount /initrd/proc failed:2
kernel panic: no init found
try passing init =option to kernel

I can't do anything with this server except hard reboot

3 server:
it seems whole / partition disappears: when I booted from rescue and mounted manually old filesystem I can't find anything thre: it's empty and df -h says all partition is free !!!

Can anybody help me please?
Old 10-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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The first one is sometimes an indication of bad ram. However in light of the fact the issue has seemed to replicate itself similarly, it's very possible that a surge passed through the circuit they are on. Surge strips and ups' do have limitations. In fact some of lesser quality surge protectors are good for about 1 heavy surge (lightning) and they need to be replaced,even though they appear to still to be functional. Maybe your case. If you have a volt meter test the PSU and run memtest too.


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