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Server fails to boot after upgrade


I hope you can help me. My situation is this:

After upgrading some packages (including kernel upgrade, I think) my
server does not boot.

The IDE activity LED does not blink a lot after I turn the power on,
and I cannot hear the disk head moving. So I am figuring that it fails
just after GRUB or something.

I do not have any monitor or a keyboard, so I cannot see exactly what
is happening, but I have taken the primary hard drive out and put it
in an USB enclosure, so that I can mount the root filesystem of the
server on my laptop.

I can then chroot into the filesystem and do stuff. I have tried
installing an older kernel image package. But this did not help.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can solve this problem and make
my server boot again?

Additional informaiton:
My hardware is a VIA mini-itx board with two 250GB ATA drives. The
primary master contains one large ext3 filesystem which is the root
filesystem. I boot from this.
The secondary master contains one large ext3 filesystem that is
encrypted using LUKS/cryptsetup. I use this for storage.

My /boot/grub/menu.lst is here:

When it failed booting it used the kernel version 2.6.18-5-486.

Med venlig hilsen/Kind regards
Thomas Damgaard Nielsen

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