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Old 01-16-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Boot up error, being dropped into a shell command


I've setup a Linux server for an Avaya Server Addition setup. I'm not Linux savvy so I pretty much just follow the setup doc. Everything seemed fine but now I'm getting an error during a boot up and I'm not understanding the message I'm seeing. I could really use some guidance.


"/dev/sda1: clean, 41/128016 files, 59832/512000 blocks
dev/mapper/VolGroup-1v_home: clean, 32/32768000 files, 2107248/131072000 blocks
[FAILED]"

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Old 01-17-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hi, with the text you wrote I can't be sure that the failed is really linked with the above lines. You should explore log files. And giving hand via a console is the normal behaviour of a server, no?
 
Old 01-17-2017, 03:16 PM   #3
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Can you provide some computer hardware information, including the display device. The title of your thread, and content of code you provided suggest there is a failure bringing up graphics and you are then given a command prompt, and you are expecting a desktop.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 03:15 PM   #4
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Brains, you are correct. I'm working on a Dell PowerEdge T330 with 5 bay hard drives of 300GB each. I'd love to attach an image of the screen I'm getting but I don't see any option to do so on this forum.



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Old 01-19-2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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Looks like your setup uses LVM but I can't tell for sure from the part of the error message you're providing whether the "FAILED" comment is referring to that or something else.

Is that all there is as far as error information provided ?
 
Old 01-19-2017, 05:16 PM   #6
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Yes, that's all that shows on the screen, unfortunately.



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Old 01-19-2017, 05:20 PM   #7
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... OK ... well my guess, for what it's worth, is that there's a problem with one or more of your disks, either physical or logical. If it were me, I would boot a live distro and run some diagnostics on the drives.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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How would I run live distro ? Is that an additional software I'd have to install ? I've never used it before.


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Old 01-19-2017, 05:50 PM   #9
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Running a live distro : 1) choose a Linux distro (Ubuntu, Mint, etc. .. ) - most come as ISO files that you burn to a CD or DVD or with which you create a bootable USB drive ... 2) boot the previously created media and choose the option that looks like "Run as Live" and not "Install" 3) the Linux distro boots from the "live" media and you can use it as if you had installed it, albeit with less performance than if it were installed on a hard disk and without (in most cases) any persistence (you can't save anything). 4) try accessing your logical volumes and / or drives and if necessary, figure out what diagnostics come with whatever distro you've got and run them as well.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 06:03 AM   #10
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>I don't see any option to [attach images] on this forum.
Click "Go Advanced". Click on the tiny paperclip. I think even a *photograph* could be 'posted'

Maybe try: in grub menu, e (to edit), use arrows to move here/here, append: init=/bin/sh *but also* move to&backspace-out the words 'quiet splash' (to see more messages)
(ignore that that is a 'passwd' example in those links; goal here is the # prompt)

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