CentOS 5 Hardware :: Logical Drives Disable Due To Data Loss Error Message
May 25, 2010
We have made a fresh installation on DL 580 G 5 Server. The installation Completes successfully. When we reboot the server we find an error message " Logical Drive Disable due to Possible Data Loss. and then non system disk or disk error.
Due to this we have lost all of the data. We can successfully install Windows Server 2008 or 2003 or Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 on this server with no error no issue.we can successfully install Windows Server 2008, 2003 or RedHat Enterprise on RAID 5 or RAID 6 Or RAID 1 or RAID 1+0. we dont face any issue on these windows or linux platforms.We are only facing RAID Controller Issue on CentOS 5
I have 2 external drives that I'm using for movies and they're both formatted to fat32. The problem I'm experiencing now is that some of the high quality mkv files are not able to be moved to the drive because of fat32's limitations.
I'd like to convert to ext3 (or 4) and I wanted to check to see if I can do it without having to reformat and without loss of data.
There is a disk 500 gb, it is broken on /boot and on /root and on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Whether prompt it is possible to redistribute a disk without loss of data namely it is necessary to make/boot and two equivalent on disk volume.
After fixing drive partition numbers, I got the following error from cfdisk: Code: FATAL ERROR: Bad logical partition 6: enlarged logical partitions overlap Press any key to exit cfdisk However, I can see all my partitions with fdisk and gparted, I can mount and use all of them.I used the following guide to fix the drive numbers order: Reorder partition drive numbers in linux | LinkedBits Does somebody know whet is cfdisks problem and how can I fix it?
I just downloaded an iso of the latest CentOS dist (5.3) and burned it to disk. I booted from the CD and received the following error: Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) not within permissible range Illegal mode for this track or incompatible medium -- (asc=0x64, ascq-0x00) The failed "read 10" packet command was: Buffer I/O error on device hdd, logical block 176935
(This error message repeats for another 9 or 10 times then it says the following) Red Hat nash version 220.127.116.11 starting Setting up new root fs (Then there are some unmounts which are old /dev, /proc, /sys. At this point a series of steps begin).
Setting Clock Starting udev Loading default keymap (us) Setting hostname local host.localdomain Setting up logical volume management Checking file systems
These are just some of the steps that appear after the above error is displayed, all of the steps that load have an ok status. After those are completed I get to a text prompt - localhost login: At this point my keyboard does not seem to respond, pressing enter or any of the other keys seems to have no effect. I noticed that during the load process I could toggle the light for caps and num lock, but at the login screen it does'nt work. So at this point I'm not sure if I'm having a technical issue or if its just another case of an user error.
I have been using XP pro for a long time and installed Ubuntu 9 2 days ago. Before installing Ubuntu what I did as follows:
1. Deleted all the Partitions using XP installation cd.
2. Created 4 partions like C,D,E,F without formatting any drive. All the 4 partitions have the RAW data.
3. Deleted the partition of C drive and got the unpartitioned space of my hard disk.
4. Installed Ubuntu in this unpartitioned space.
Now the ubuntu is working perfectly, but the issue is I can't access my those 3 (D,E and F)logical drives which are in RAW format. How to format those drives and get access of them. I do not want to install XP again.
I'm trying to install CentOS 5.5 on an old Pentium 4 desktop PC I have, which is not being used for much other than being a MTA, and I want to migrate this functionality onto the CentOS platform for stability (Windows is a perpetual nightmare. I partitioned a spare 20GB to experiment with, and I want to install CentOS into here to play around with first so I can move my files around between Windows and CentOS, until I'm happy all of the stuff is gone, then I can scrub the Windows partition and claim the space for CentOS.
So, I've downloaded and burned the DVD and tried to install. I start the install with no args from the main install menu, and the process goes through some probing and then comes up with the "Welcome to CentOS" menu. I go through this, and then it tries to start X Server. It fails, and falls back to text mode. I get the "Welcome to CentOS" screen again, and then proceed through it. I set my keyboard layout to UK, then this message comes up at the bottom of the screen:
"_X11TransSocketINETConnect() can't get address for localhost:6001: Temporary failure in name resolution"
then on the next line: "Cannot open display :1" If I force the install to text, by typing "linux text" at the first menu, I get about the same way through, but the install just hangs doing nothing, and no disc access to the install disc.
i have recently setup and installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtulal drive usingVMWare 6.04, installed the desktop gui as well, I need to add other drives for data and loggng, which I did in the VMWare side. I can see the 2 drives in ubuntu, but can not access them, I get he unable to mount location when I try. How can resolve this please as I need these to virtual drives to be used as data drives.
i have installed ubuntu server 64bit with lamp so all in one (apache, mysql and php) and i need to downgrade mysql because of serious problems with mysql 5.1 and this is the only solution. But i need to be working with apatche and php also and have my.ini like i have now (can backup it) so is there any save way to do that?
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on the laptop and it looks pretty good. I currently run 9.10 on the main desktop and would like to upgrade to 10.04, by pressing "upgrade" in the update manager, but I have some questions before I do, namely about data loss.
If I upgrade, will stuff like Thunderbird keep my emails, FF keep its profile (cookies, bookmarks, addons etc..), the documents keep all the documents, I have an apache server installed with a few websites - will they still be there after an upgrade? I also have a virtual machine with windoze on, what about all the stuff in there and VMware itself?
Or, will I need to back everything up onto an external hard drive (not sure how to backup Thunderbird and FF), and then reinstall everything, and transfer all the documents, websites etc.. back over again??
I have a Dell workstation, 2 HDD, HDD 1 setuped Red Hat 5.3 with LVM, and that HDD 2 is empty, not install RAID 1. And, I want to setup RAID 1 (hardware RAID)...but, have a problem. I don't want to lost data on HDD 1 when I setup raid, I try ghost or backup it, but when I restore, it error because LVM is setup on that.
I have a laptop running slackware-current. The disk is /dev/sda and the root 'sda1' is xfs formatted (there is also linux swap at sda2).
recently I was trying to setup openvpn and had to copy a folder with configuration files from /usr/doc/openvpn_<version>/easy-rsa to /etc/openvpn.
I am sure the copying completed cause I got a prompt, but a few seconds later the battery died on me. When I got mains and powered it up, I could see the directory I copied under /etc/openvpn, and the files where all there too. but they all contained nothing. i.e. they had a size of 0.
I read [URL] Fthat an external journal filesystem for root is not supported. I am not sure If it applies to my situation though. As in does it use an internal journal instead?
and the bottom line is: shouldn't the copying have completed successfully? shouldn't I be worried, that this copy failed?
In windows 7, I had 5 partitions on a hard disk: C, D, E, F, G . I installed Scientific Linux 5.0 on C partition and it removed Win 7 . It's graphic mode didn't work, also I couldn't access to the other drives. I replaced it by Fedora 13. I can work graphically Fedora but when I mount the other drives, just D drive is visible! Is there any solution that I could access to the data on other drives? By the way, the following is the output of fdisk -l .
[root@Niki ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/dm-2: 38.3 GB, 38319161344 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4658 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I'm installing Ubuntu to be used as an NFS storage server for my VMWare ESX servers. I've got a server that has two 2TB drives in it. The hardware raid controller isn't an option because it only sees up to 1TB of each drive. So, I'm trying to figure out to do this using either LVM or Parted. I don't know much about doing this, and LVM was the first thing I tried but it didn't seem to do much. It looks like it just created a smaller partition to install Ubuntu on. It didn't ask me what I wanted to do with the rest of the drive space. I've messed around with Parted and am not sure what to do, to be honest. I found a few blog posts but most started off assuming that I knew how to get to where they were starting from.
Is there a tool I can use to resize my existing partitions WITHOUT data loss? I've been using gparted up to now for sorting partition stuff, does that maintain data when resizing (assuming I run from a boot CD or USB rather than a running system)?
I have a 1TB External HD that at the time of purchasing was used with my PS3 which only allowed FAT32 HDs. But now I am using it for other uses. I have came across the problem of the file size limit of 4gb that FAT32 has.The problem is I have about 200 GB filled of data on this HDD and wish to convert it to NTFS with no data being lossed. Is this possible and if so how?
This forum might not be the best place for this question, but some people here are pretty knowledgeable and may have more insight than I do about this. Anyways, I'm thinking about expanding an NTFS (Windows 7) partition on my desktop computer into unallocated space. I know that there is a risk when shrinking a NTFS partition due to fragmentation but are there any risks of data loss from expanding a NTFS partition? My common sense tells me there isn't a risk but I want to be 100% sure I won't lose any files.
This problem is not exclusive to Ubuntu, I've experienced it in Windows and OSX as well, but it seems that almost every time I transfer a large number of files (i.e. my music collection) between my desktop computer and laptop via my external hard drive, I end up losing files for no reason. I usually don't notice the files are missing until later on, because I am never informed of any data loss. Now, every time I make a large transfer of files, I just do it two or three times to ensure that I don't lose any files.
Is it possible to automate the configuration of a servers raid drives (my system has a HP Smart Array P400 controller) or does that have to be done manually? Right now, when I get a rack of new servers, I have to go through each one and use the ORCA tool to setup the logical drives. I'm hoping there is some way to automate that. And forgive the lame question, but I am assuming you have to configure the logical drives before you can install the OS?
Last time I installed Ubuntu in a dualboot configuration with Win7 on one of my machines, my entire boot sector and Windows install got corrupted, resulting in a complete loss of all my data and requiring a fresh install of Windows.
I looked into this a bit after the fact, and it seemed to me it was due to conflicting hard disk geometry between Linux and Windows.
My question is, how likely is this to happen with Fedora? Is this because of Ubuntu? A bad install? Is there someway I can avoid this from happening when I install Fedora if it will happen?
I recently installed CentOS 5.3 on a Dell PowerEdge 1800 server that used to have Microsoft Windows SBS 2003 on it. Everything seemed to be going fine until a few days ago. Here's the sum of it all...
- System seems to randomly hang, at which it becomes unavailable on the network (can't be pinged, monitor won't come back on, and you can't wake it up... have to reboot, the scroll lock and caps lock keys flash at the same time) - Received this error message...
Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason a0. You probably have a hardware problem with your RAM chips. Dazed and confused, but trying to continue.
...it doesn't crash at this point though. I ran memtest86 twice and did not experience any problems. I updated the BIOS to the newest version, which contained a few bug fixes, but still experienced the same problems
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 recently resized one of my Logical Volumes that contained 160MB data from 500MB to 6.5GB. After resizing it, I checked the size of the data via 'du -sh' and found that my data had reduced to 143MB.
Fortunately, I backed up the the 160MB of data on another partition before resizing the Logical Volume. I ran 'diff' on both directories holding the 160MB and 143MB, but there was no difference detected.
how come there is a 17MB difference after resizing?
In case you're wondering how I performed my resize, this is what i did:
What are the advantages of the multiple partition setups other than resistance to data loss in crashes? Is there any other reason to have a special partition just for your boot directory (kernel files and config) than surviving a major crash?
Also, is it possible to make the Debian installer accept an existing set of partitions? Or even alter the size of the automatically created partitions? Does expert mode let you control the partitions? How many other very detailed things would I have to know to use expert mode, though?
After CentOS5.3 install to /sdb7 partition (on 2nd HD) and using Ubuntu Grub(on 1st HD mbr) to boot CentOS, I get "memory for crash kernel 0x0 to 0x0 not within permissible range" as soon as CentOS starts. I have 2G of ram. The message is on every boot. I've had several other linuxes on that partition without such an error message. Otherwise the OS starts fine. Is the message of concern/import?