My box is up. A big thanks to Foo Lim and LERT!
My box is a Mandrake 7.1 with a SCSI HD. I killed a logrotate churn and the box failed on the subsequent boot. I used the Mandrake 7.1 install disk as a rescue disk, apparently was able to load the
aic7xxxdriver, but could not mount
modprobewas available, but
insmodcould not be run (honest).
Bottom line: we could not rescue with the mandrake disk. Fortunately, Foo brought a Redhat 6.2 disk, which allowed him to boot and mount. As expected, the problem resided in
/var/log(which resides in the root partition with a default install, yes I know better, I plead temporary insanity). The
newssubdirectories were ENORMOUSLY full. We spent most of the LERT call watching
rmwork. Afterwards, the reboot went fine.
- Apply the logrotate churn fix.
- Never ever again place
/varin the root partition.
dmesg, they are friends.
autoprobeperform different tasks.
- Keep a Redhat 6.2 install CD handy.
Again, much thanks to Foo, Pete, Mark, ME, Rod, Jeff, and the whole LERT team. LUGOD has consistently proven itself as not only a fun club, but also a valuable resource.