OpenSUSE Install :: Power Failure, System Rebooted To CLI?
Jun 21, 2011
the power on my street went out overnight, and I came home to a rebooted computer at the command line. I shut it down and rebooted again, also tried the failsafe mode, but it keeps going to the command line. Looked in the BIOS and it didn't see my hard drive settings. But I can see the HD fine when I booted using the live CD (that's how I am able to post here
Unfortunately my laptop was powered off whilst the Updater Applet was doing an update. Now, after a reboot, the system always fails when updating. Neither the Updater Applet nor yast does succeed. To me it looks like some involved DB got corrupted. The error messages are shown below.
Code: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: package systemtap-runtime-0.9.9-2.4.i586 is not installed Code: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM fehlgeschlagen: error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index .....
I recently installed Lynx 10.04 amd64. Twice now, my entire file system has become unusable -- each time after a short power outage (2 seconds).
In the first setup, I had two primary partitions: 1) / that was ext4; 2) /home that was ext4.
In the second setup, I changed the /home to ext3.
Both times, after booting up following the power outage, I received a message saying that "serious errors" were found in /home. But, after several reboots, I was able to login and use the system. Then, some time later, I would started getting "Read Only" messages when trying to write to the file system.
fsck gave the following message: "/home terminated with status 4". I received numerous "I/O error" on sda messages.
My question: Is this vulnerability due to using ext4 or is it related more to something else in Lynx 10.04? Further, what can I do (other than buying a power backup device) to avoid my file system becoming unusable after a power outage?
I'm trying to come up with a startup init script that will check to see if the system was shut down gracefully, or if it is rebooting from a poweroff or something similar?Anyone know of a way to check for this condition with the least amount of room for false positives or vice versa?My intial thought is just a startup script that will will check for a file on startup, and on a proper reboot/shutdown just touch the file. But id like to avoid that type of script if possible,
I had a power failure, now Gnome will not completly start and just hangs almost there. another member of the family was at the computer and when it restarted and something like TomBoy was flagged as no working and the question was asked if they wanted to delete reference or not , so they said yes now Gnome still will not finish loading. How do i repair from the console prompt?
Toshiba notebook is set up to triple boot win7, mepis 8.5 and os 11.3.Recent update of os11.3 left system with boot failure, "file not found".I booted mepis and used utility to reinstall grub, but no joy. Appeared to install ok but on reboot, sda5 identified as 'mepis' not os11.3 and would not boot. Win7 & mepis boot ok.
Next, booted live Parted Magic and repaired as per another thread here, but again, no joy.NONE of the systems will boot.Rebooted mepis live cd and reinstalled grub again. Sda5 still identified as mepis and will not boot. Win7 & mepis boot ok.
Now i will try to explain my problem.I just installed fresh 11.04 openSuSe 64bit.After doing all the configuration I rebooted and tried to login.Nothing happened.Googled some things, tried ctrl alt f1 and login as root, also tried to login as root, even changed my root password to be sure.Still, nothing happens, except for the thing that everytime I try to login as root it says authentication failed, but if i type my password bad it says bad password.
INIT : Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes. I pressed ctr+c and logined and type startx. I am using KDE, but now i am in GNOME. What is this error message. I reacently update all software on OS.
I have installed Fedora 10. During installation itselt the mouse pointer is invisible. After installation, I rebooted system. Still it remains invisible. I am new user of Fedora. My mother board is Mercury PVM7 and P IV processor 3.06 GHz
We have a four socket amd machine, running barcelona processors, with 64gb ram.The system runs for extended periods just fine when the system is running up to or below the 64gb memory limit. A typical load on the machine has short periods where the machine uses heavy amounts of swap space (30+ Gb). We have a swap partition of around 96Gb. When we push the machine into heavy swapping, the machine will fail within 24hrs. Has anyone experienced this problem and is there a solution other than buying more physical memory? Or am I wrong and maybe the physical memory is the issue? I thought maybe it was the memory itself, and after stripping the memory down, I get the same problem...failure upon heavy swapping
I have a box running Lenny and boot with lilo. Today there was a power failure and now the system is stuck on Lilo ..It doesnt get passed that. I tried to boot in single mode but the same thing is happens. How can I fix this problem
It appears my profiles are gone, and thus i have got no way in changing settings in the 'Desktop Configuration' (Systems Settings)so, when I go toapp starter --> Configure Desktop --> Power Mgmtthere are NO profiles under 'global settings' or 'power profiles'anyone has got an idea what's cooking here
Been running Fedora for a while now, iterating up through versions to 12. Decided to to a clean install upgrade to 14. Apparently, bug mistake. Everything seems to be progressing fine, but after 'transferring install image to harddrive', the 'Starting Install Process' fails withsystem-config-lvm-1.1.15-1.fc14.narach.rpm cannot be opened.I have no idea what to do with this. I've reburned the install disk a couple of times (and checked the HASH) -- no apparent problems with the install media.Tech details: x86_64 install on a multi-pro box with a 3ware raid 5 controller (5 disk). I've never run LVMs. Two simple hard partitions (/ and /home). Fedora 12 installed with no problems (as did every other version of Fedora <=12).---------- Post added at 12:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:54 AM ----------Some additional information:1 tried Fedora 13 -- wouldn't even recognize my disks. Installer hung at trying to find basic storage. Not a good sign2 tried my old Fedora 12 install DVD -- again, worked like a charm. Expect that F12 repos are now closed.
So, it seems as if some 'change' between F12 and F13/14 has made some part of the install process choke on my 'hardware' (I'm guessing something related to 3ware RAID card). ---------- Post added at 01:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:29 PM ----------I just tried CentOS 5.5 (x86_64). Also installed fine. For some reason, Fedora >= 13 absolutely won't let me get past the problem noted in the OP. I suppose I could go with CentOS (for long EOL support), but I need some of the newer compiler/dev libs in Fedora 14 for some projects I'm working on.
I had a power failure during the portion of the upgrade after the reboot where it was upgrading the packages.I tried restarting the machine with the upgrade line in the bootloader but it says it cant find the bootloader. So I rebooted into the working install and ran preupgrade again, and after it reboots, it gives an error the it cant find "root" of the previous installation.even thought the machine boots and works, I cant tell what state I am in. the boot option lines, shows a fc12 kernel designation and the "about this computer" says "release 13"Also the add remove software doesn't show anything.
I was upgrading my ubuntu(9.10)/xp machine to ubuntu(10.4)/xp . but there was a power failure and was running in backup for 15 min. But after that the system shutdown automatically. Now when i boot, grub appears and after selecting the ubuntu partition i get a error saying cannot find device.
While using my computer the other day (I was sending an email) it suddenly turned off. I didn't get any low power warning, but I was running on battery and had my iphone charging from a USB port.
As I didn't think there was low battery, I just turned it back on again. As it was booting I saw the battery light flashing, indicating low power. I went to get the charger, but before I got it, mid boot-up it turned off again.
This seemingly damaged something hard-disk-wise.
Upon turning it on again it dropped into busy box with some message similar to this:
No init fount. Try passing init= bootarg.
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu7) built in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of build in commands
That's not the actual message (copy pasted from another post) but the message is VERY similar to that.
If I "exit" busy box, I get a load of message about "kernel panic" before it freezes up.
I have booted a live USB (what I am using now). I thought since it wasn't cleanly unmounted, simply mounting and unmounting would do the trick. I was wrong.
Code: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I had previously ran e2fsck (after checking it was unmounted) but it wouldn't run also because it was reporting that the device was already mounted, busy, or being exclusively used by a process.
I don't want to do any more for fear of causing further damage.
I am astounded that such damage can be caused so easily!
Running 10.10 After a main power failure I can't boot.
It says: ........... [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk and stops.
I get a (initramfs) prompt and have no idea what to do with it.
Allready tried to install 10.10 again from a CD. But it also hangs immediately when it starts to install. The liveCD feature works OK and I can access the hard disk. I tried to update the initramfs with the liveCD but it says I can't write since I have only "read-only" access. But if I do "sudo nautilus" I have full access to the disk.
I have the old version 8.10 installed in my laptop. The laptop already some battery issue and after the power failure i cannot access the external usb drives anymore.I have ntfs-configuration installed and do not know how to access the drives using the tool.Every time i try to access the drive it says that i do not have the privilege to mount the volume.
The other day I was in the process of updating an install of Debian Testing (Squeeze). It so happens that the power went out at just the wrong time. According to the dpkg log it looks like it was in the proccess of completing the postinst script for the kernel update I purged all the kernels that were installed and reinstalled the most recent version. Mind you, that the machine booted and appeared to be just fine when the power came back on but I had no gui. So after reinstalling the kernel I still didn't have a gui.So I proceded to purge and reinstall kdm, xorg, xserver-xorg & related, and anything else I could think of.All with out success.This machine has an xorg.conf file. I have edited that file to try the vesa driver instead of the intel driver, no joy. I have renamed that file to force a complete auto-configuration of the xserver on launch but no joy.
I had a power failure the other day and my server shutdown abruptly. After bringing the server up I noticed that the /var partition came up as read only. I was not able to edit the crontab, not able to write to files within /var/log/ and do other write operations within /var.
I did a mount and it showed that /var was mounted read and write but when trying to run certain operations the system was still saying that it was read only.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, which is installed to a second hard drive on my desktop. Earlier this afternoon, there were two 10 second power outages in my neighborhood. The first caused the system to restart with no effect, but after the second outage Ubuntu no longer boots properly. The problem is this: When I boot, I get to the grub screen. I have tried choosing four different options (the most recent kernel, a slightly older kernel, and the recovery mode of each). For each, kernel begins loading, but at a certain point the input to the monitor dries up, and after a few seconds the monitor enters standby mode. When I boot into recovery mood, the last message I see before the screen goes blank includes "udev starting version 151" followed by three lines that read "assuming [something that I can't read before the screen goes blank]." The computer itself remains on, but I have no way of knowing exactly what it is doing.
There seems to be no hardware damage as I can boat into Vista, and I can also boot into 10.04 from a USB. I've used fsck to check the partitions on my hard drive and the test came up clean for all of them. Since I only installed 10.04 a week ago, I could just copy the handful of useful files I have to my external drive and re-install, but I'd like to get some experience troubleshooting this problem. My first assumption is some kind of problem with the video drivers or GUI.
today my desktop crashed due to power failure. When i again started the machine and tried to boot Ubuntu i m getting the following message in command screen:- "Minimal BASH-Like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists is possible device & file completions."
My pc had hardware malfunction; power supply interruption. At this moment it is working stable. My Windows 7 installation is ok but Ubuntu Maverick which I used during crush has malfunction. When I start to boot it looks like this: I had to make a foto so you all can see the problem. all my important files are stored on Ubuntu partition..
Just curious if there is any sort of issues with Ubuntu and JBOD assignments. I had my 2 500GB hdd's as JBOD through my mobo BIOS/RAID Config and it didn't like it. It installed just fine and showed the hard drives separately. I really didn't think anything of it so I continued on.After the install completed successfully, and I rebooted the system, it came to a blank screen with a blinking cursor and wouldn't continue on. So I tried restarting a few times, no luck. Finally I was like "okay screw this, going to install with no RAID setup or JBOD setup." (had RAID issues last night. rabble rabble) Removed RAID configurations and BAM started right up..S. Semi-new to Linux/Ubuntu. Know the basics and what not, just not some of the more advanced stuff.Edit: Okay, so I restarted my computer and removed my USB drive (which I had installed Ubuntu from) and it didn't boot. So it was NOT an issue with JBOD. Guess I'll look for a resolution for that, though.
have Karmic Coala runing on an IBM thinkpad X.41. Works great. My home network is all ethernet so I have a router , CAT5 cable to laptop.A coupleof times I've had power outages The laptop carries on as it's on battery power. When the power comes back , the router restarts, it reconnects after a few minutes but the laptop doesn't reconnect to the network seamlessly. On some other Linux distro's I've had running /etc/init.d/network restart will refresh everything. On Ubuntu I have /etc/init.d/networks but running restart In the end I needed to reboot the laptop to get the network back on.Perhaps this is a power management issue with the laptop ethernet card i.e losing power powers down the card and it never comes back up properly.