On 22.11.2009 23:14, Andrew Sackville-West wrote: > On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:09:55PM +0200, Jari Fredriksson wrote: > > [..] > >> >> It boots, finds the hard disk, and loads stuff. Last stuff it prints on >> screen is usual boot stuff, and in addition to that Arno's Firewall >> output. I think that is normally printed to screen console. All logging >> should be logged via syslog to my main server, but nothing happends now. >> >> The console does not show login prompt, and the machine seems to be dead >> or otherwise dead after the boot. It does not route network, and does >> not allow me to log in and study logs. > > does it respond to pings? can you ssh in? No, ping says "no route to ..." > > have you tried booting into single-user mode? Yes, same issue. No login prompt or anything. > > is it locked up hard or does the keyboard (capslock, numlock) respond? > Any response from the magic Alt-SysRq? I have not tried those. But Ctrl-Alt-Del does not do anything, that I tested. Dead meat. > > > >> >> If only the NIC was broken it should allow me to log in from >> console, right? > > if it previously allowed console login, I would assume it would > continue to do so unless, in general. > >> >> What might cause this? It boots but not fully. No error messages in >> console. It just does not do anything useful. > > if it is locked hard that would point to some hardware problem, > otherwise I would look for recent updates for a clue. Some boot > process is failing to terminate. > I believe it is a hardware problem. But still disk works, it loads scripts from /etc/init.d. At least /etc/init.d/arno-firewall as it printes the output to console. Strange. -- http://www.iki.fi/jarif/ Stop! There was first a game of blindman's buff. Of course there was. And I no more believe Topper was really blind than I believe he had eyes in his boots. My opinion is, that it was a done thing between him and Scrooge's nephew; and that the Ghost of Christmas Present knew it. The way he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker, was an outrage on the credulity of human nature.
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