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Old 08-09-2017, 05:58 AM   #16
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Check filesystem in /etc/fstab, had a similar problem recently: i had remonted a new disk with ext4 instead of btrfs...and same messages as yours.
 
Old 08-09-2017, 06:14 AM   #17
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More Info ...

At the beginning of the boot, I get messages like:
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ata5: link is slow to respond, please be patient (read=0)
ata5: COMRESET failed (errorno=-16)
These messages are repeated several times.
This one smell (probably that apply also literally) as exploded capacitors in the power supply...

I for one, I would love to replace the PSU with a new one, to see what happens.

Also, to note that no one single time I seen hard-drives even getting "bad-sectors" because an aged PSU.

Moving those unfortunate hard-drives to a sane box and DD-ing them with zero gives them a new life. Literally.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 09:26 AM   #18
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Check:
smartctl -H /dev/sda
smartctl -a /dev/sda
Thanks! I didn't know about smartctl. Can I run this while booted from that drive or do I have to boot from DVD first? The man page didn't say and I'm hesitant to try.

Darth Vader: After reformatting (ext4) and restoring to the drive from the June 18th backup, the system booted and worked. Restoring from the June 19th backup or more recent ones gave the same "COMRESET failed (errorno=-16)" error and boot failure. There was no manual or automatic update that day. Given that the system has been running steadily for several days now, I don't think it was the power supply, but if it happens again that's a cheap test to try.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 08:12 PM   #19
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You'll have to boot the drive or use Slacko in ram to troubleshoot: http://slacko.eezy.xyz/index.php
 
Old 08-11-2017, 12:06 AM   #20
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You'll have to boot the drive ...
Confused by this statement. Did you mean that I CANNOT be booted from the drive for which I want to run smartctl, or that I MUST be booted from that drive?

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Old 08-11-2017, 12:11 AM   #21
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Confused by this statement. Did you mean that I CANNOT be booted from the drive for which I want to run smartctl?
Its your choice. I'm not sure what is wrong. I'm no expert on this stuff. I've used it while the drive was booted. I don't think it matters if you have booted it or not. If you can't get the drive to boot you should use Slacko. Its Slackware's puppy dog.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 12:23 PM   #22
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I ran the smartctl commands as you suggested with the disks on-line. They showed no errors. There is a `smartctl -t` for running self tests, but I assume the drives cannot be booted when running that. I'll try that another time.

Thanks!
 
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