[CentOS-virt] Xen box down

Tue Jan 5 00:31:42 UTC 2010
Ben M. <centos at rivint.com>

Thanks, I have heard of that issue. I will put that on my checklist.

Grub is accessible, so I can try a menu change from there.

Mr. X wrote:
> --- On Mon, 1/4/10, Ben M. <centos at rivint.com> wrote:
>> From: Ben M. <centos at rivint.com>
>> Subject: [CentOS-virt] Xen box down
>> To: centos-virt at centos.org
>> Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 12:36 PM
>> My stock CentOS 5.4 box won't come up
>> after a reboot as reported from my 
>> office.
>> Error is: "duplicate or bad block in use"
>> Before rebooting xm dmsg had printk suppressed messages.
>> The box is remote, 2 hour drive. Some advice on what
>> hardware to bring 
>> with me and how to approach this via fsck would be
>> welcome.
>> Its an nvidia dmraid boot on WD Velocirapters.
> Was there a kernel update? Sometimes the new initrd does not support dmraid. If this is applicable, boot into the old working kernel and run mkinitrd against the new kernel, reboot and x-fingers. This has worked for me in the past.
> My 18 yo kid has an ich5 Raid0 dual boot of Winxp/Fedora going for almost 4 years. Once when updating the kernel it was necessary to rebuild the initrd.