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Old 10-13-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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First crash!

Hi all,
We run our mail server on Fedora Core 3 and for the first time ever last night we had it crash. Being the linux newbie that I am, I dont know where to start looking at why this happened. Ive looked at the /var/log/messages, but that stopped at 21:40, around the time the system died. I had to restart it with a power-off this morning so the mail would start coming in again, can anyone give me tips as to where to start looking to find what caused the crash?
Old 10-13-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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The fact that no error has been logged and that GNU/Linux is such a stable o/s, personally I'd be looking at hardware. Over-heating perhaps? Bad memory? Drive going bad?

Old 10-13-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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Check all your logs, while an error major enough to take down the system should probably be in messages, check the others to see if any apps were having any problems around that time, using tail is handy to just grab the end of the log file
Old 10-13-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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There was a load of error messages on the screen, something like kernel error, I cant remember exactly.
Which logs should I be looking in? /var/log/messages has nothing...where else should I look?


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