[K12OSN] Booting Problems
pfaffman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 07:54:21 UTC 2004
Will Knoppix mount your drives so that you can see them?
You do want to make sure use you the right fsck (ext2 or ext3)
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 08:38:36 +1000, ben may <be_j_ma at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> K12LTSP 4.0.1
> i'll try that when i get a chance
> Ben May
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 07:52:36 -0500
> > From: Les Mikesell <les at futuresource.com>
> > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Booting Problems
> > To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
> > <k12osn at redhat.com>
> > Message-ID: <1095425556.17070.17.camel at les-home.futuresource.com>
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> > On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 01:09, ben may wrote:
> > > after having a power cut, i realised that my UPS was not working, now at
> > > boot my server says 'Kernel Panic: No Init found try passing init=
> option '
> > > after google-ing that there were a few people that have had the same
> > > problem. but no answers.
> > >
> > > I have alot of data that i dont want to loose so re-installing is my
> > > option, or can i just reinstall with out loosing data in /home dir?
> > Out of curiosity, is this an old 3.x system with ext2 filesystems
> > or 4.x with ext3? I've had several ext2 problems where the
> > automatic fsck at bootup would fail because there were too many
> > errors, but it would drop to a shell and suggest doing it
> > manually. Doing that and answering 'y' to all the fixes always
> > worked for me as long as the drive was still functioning.
> > I'd try booting the install CD first, with 'linux rescue' at
> > the boot prompt. This may perform the fsck you need and will
> > try to mount the existing partitions so you can chroot there
> > and check things out. The fedora based versions will also
> > offer to bring up the network interfaces so you could back
> > up some files if the root partition is hopelessly broken.
> > If the partitions look OK in the rescue mount but still
> > won't boot, you may be able to fix it by doing an 'upgrade'
> > from the CD's instead of an install.
> > I'll plug backuppc again (http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/)
> > as the most painless way to have backup copies of things
> > when you need them.
> > ----
> > Les Mikesell
> > les at futuresource.com
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Jay Pfaffman <pfaffman at utk.edu>
Asst Professor of Instructional Technology, U. TN, Knoxville
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