[CentOS] Server hosed... maybe?
rodrigob at suespammers.org
Tue Mar 28 02:04:37 UTC 2006
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On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 07:46:24PM -0600, Jay Leafey wrote:
> Anyway, I updated two identical servers recently and got the new kernel
> (2.4.21-40) along with the new initscripts, vixie-cron, squid, and gnupg
> packages. I waited until the weekend to reboot one of the two boxes and
> was encouraged to see that it appeared to come up OK and all the servies
> started with no apparent problems. Later on I tried to log in via SSH and
> was unable to get in. The login apparently succeeded, but I got no
> response at all after the password entry. I wasn't able to log in via the
> console either, same lack of response. I rebooted (ctl-alt-del) into
> single-user mode, which worked fine, and set up syslog to send all messages
> to /dev/tty12 for debugging purposes and enabled sysrq, then booted back
> into runlevel 3. Again, no response after the username/password entry and
> no messages on tty12 indicating any problems. Just no shell response at
> all on root or any of the user accounts set up on the system.
> The box is set up to authenticate against LDAP, but as I mentioned there
> were no errors from the syslog output that seemed relevant. I'm probably
> going to set up a shell on one of the virtual consoles to debug this some
> more, but thought I might ask if anybody else has seen anything like this.
> All other services (http and a Sun directory server) start up fine, but I
> cannot get a shell in multi-user mode. I'd like to avoid a rebuild, but
> that would not be catastrophic as this box is part of a redundant pair.
> Anybody got any constructive thoughts on this?
Any NFS mounts ?
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)
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