[CentOS] INIT 5 and system is gone
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Wed Jul 2 15:50:56 UTC 2008
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> No serial port. No parallel port. Just VGA, 4 USBs, and Audio. And no
> access to setting the BIOS.
If it's CentOS 4.x you could setup a netdump server so if there is
a kernel panic it writes it to the server.
If it's CentOS 5.x netdump was replaced with diskdump as far as I can
tell, you can see an overview here:
Assuming it is causing a kernel panic, it could just be faulty hardware
freezing up(bad ram etc).
In my experience this is the only way to get info out of a system that
freezes in this fashion, log events that point to the cause are extremely
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