Re: Power cut woes

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Philip Heron wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an old PC running F10, setup to play a simple animation in a
> display. Nothing fancy. Yesterday the town was hit with a series of
> power cuts which seems to have well and truely mucked it up. I took a
> picture of the kind of errors I'm getting:
> The HAL bit sits for ages, then the screen blanks. X fails to start,
> trying to login on the console gives me a password error, and ssh fails
> to connect. I've run e2fsck on the disk and it seems fine.
> Should I just nuke it and start again? Or is there a handy way to fix it?
> -Phil
Well, with errors shown, it will probably be better to nuke it and
start over. The system could probably be restored, but it will take
a lot more work.

What I would probably start with is boot to run level one, and run
"rpm -Va | less". It may appear to sit there doing nothings, because
this command only produces an output if it finds a mismatch. If you
want to see what it is doing, you can add a -v to the command. (rpm
-Va -v | less) But this produces a LOT of output, and makes it
harder to spot bad files.

If it finds a lot of bad files, it is probably going to be faster to
re-install and update. You should consider using ext3 file systems
directly on disk partitions instead of using the default LVM.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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