View Full Version : The Third Time

November 16th, 2006, 08:47 PM
](*,) I have been running 5.06 on an AMD Opteron, 2-Dual-core, 6GB RAM. We use this machine, with iSCSI to control an Overland Tape Library doing "one-off" backups of image data. We use BRU to control the library, etc.

Two days ago, I started four backup jobs. When I came back, yesterday, it looked like the box had gone into hibernation. I worked with it for several minutes, to no avail. Then I did what was possibly the dumbest thing: I reset the server.

The box wouldn't boot up. This is the third time that I've had a crash like this. Do you have any suggestions? I have apps on this box that I would rather not have to reinstall with a fresh install of 5.06

November 16th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Does the machine POST, does grub load, how far does it get into the boot?

November 16th, 2006, 10:06 PM
It gets to the splash screen. At that point, it seems to hang, and then the splash screen goes away, and I see a massive amount of data scrolling down the screen. The final message is that it can't execute the /sbin/getty.