[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: fixing a debian system: which RTFM to start?

Hello Karsten,

I will rewrite the problem to avoid context confusion.

First some background: My (prior) DNS server's disk went 
out of order, and it was moved to an "unused" backup server.
I noticed that the "named" at that system crashed once in
a while, and therefore I tried to find out about what
was going on. Then, I failed to "dselect|upadate" and 

- how to fix the lilo problem?
- which manual to read?
- any other clue what to do?

Good news:
- I can reboot it, and I have full remote access to the 
- ssh/sshd is available
- the named does not crash so often (about 1-2 times a week).

Bad news:
- the owner of that system is very busy. I have no idea
  on why the CD-ROM is on IDA primary/master.
  But I guess, that there was only a SCSI disk in the
  beginning; the two additional IDE disks have been added
- the system is 10000 miles away; I have no idea how
  it looks like, or if the CD-ROM drive is still
- The system is "as is"; it was not me who compiled the kernel.
  The problem: apparently it is still running 2.0.36; 
  thus lilo can not be updated?

--- message after running "dselect|update" --------------------
mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/hda as a
       block device
       (may be `insmod driver'?)
update available list script returned error status 1.

--- sources.list ----------------------------------------------
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian woody main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free

--- fstab ---------------------------------------------
/dev/sda1 /     ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda6 none  swap sw                         0 0
proc      /proc proc defaults                   0 0
/dev/sda2 /usr  ext2 defaults                   0 2
/dev/sda5 /var  ext2 defaults                   0 2
/dev/sda7 /h1   ext2 defaults                   0 2
/dev/hdc1 /b1   ext2 defaults                   0 2
/dev/hdd1 /b2   ext2 defaults                   0 2

---- part of messages ----------------------------------------
kernel: Memory: 256440k/262144k available (1136k kernel code, 384k reserved, 4184k data)
kernel: Linux version 2.0.36 (root@gondor) (gcc version #2 Sun Feb 21 15:55:27 EST
kernel: ide: i82371 PIIX (Triton) on PCI bus 0 function 57
kernel:     ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7
kernel:     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf
kernel: hdc: Maxtor 53073U6, 29311MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=59554/16/63, UDMA
kernel: hdd: Maxtor 53073U6, 29311MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=59554/16/63, UDMA
kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
kernel: (scsi0) <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 16/0
kernel: Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
kernel:        <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter>
kernel: Module inserted $Id: cdrom.c,v 0.8 1996/08/10 10:52:11 david Exp $

--- lilo.conf --------------------------------------
boot = /dev/hdc
root = /dev/sda1
delay = 5       
vga = normal
# (extra note: /vmlinuz is a symlink of /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.6)
# (no error complain when running "lilo")
# (is this a BIOS problem?)
image = /vmlinuz
  label = linux

image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.0.36
  label = 2036


Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim - VLSM-TJT - http://rms46.vlsm.org
- AWAS IBRAHIM[tm] PALSU :^) Patent and Trade Mark Pending

Reply to: