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Re: FSCK Maintenance - no root password



>I don't use software RAID, but I would probably want to do this in rescue
mode off of disc 1.  What RAID level are you using?
5.


>I know this is a silly question, but is the md driver loaded and are the md
services running?

Services are not loaded when in maintenance mode.  The server does not even
mount the file systems because you cannot run FSCK on a mounted device.


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Chet Nichols III <chet nichols gmail com>wrote:

> I know this is a silly question, but is the md driver loaded and are the md
> services running?
> Chet
>
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Barry Brimer <lists brimer org> wrote:
>
> > I don't use software RAID, but I would probably want to do this in rescue
> > mode off of disc 1.  What RAID level are you using?
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Jason Brown wrote:
> >
> >  When I tried booting it into single user mode the server would still go
> to
> >> maintenance mode.  I was able to get at it another way by  passing
> >> "init=/bin/bash" which got me to a command prompt.  Then remounted the
> >> drive
> >> with rw since it was in ro mode, and then changed the password.  Now I
> >> have
> >> it in maintenance mode again, I just need to figure out how to do an
> fsck
> >> on
> >> a raid system.  When I try fsck /dev/md0 I got a bad super block error
> and
> >> to run e2fsck -b 8192 which gives me the same error message.
> >> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Barry Brimer <lists brimer org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>  My file server locked up and I had to reboot it, when it came up its
> >>> stuck
> >>>
> >>>> in the FSCK maintenance.  Is there a way that I can run this without a
> >>>> root
> >>>> password or reset the password?  The file system is an ext3 in a raid
> 5
> >>>> configuration.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> I would be very cautious about interrupting an fsck.  If you reboot
> your
> >>> machine and press a key to bring up the grub menu, then type 'e' to
> edit
> >>> that kernel entry, move to the kernel line, hit 'a' to append .. place
> an
> >>> 's' at the end of the line and hit enter and then 'b' to boot you will
> >>> boot
> >>> without the root password into single user mode.
> >>>
> >>> Barry
> >>>
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