[CentOS] Server hosed... maybe?

Barry L. Kline blkline at attglobal.net
Tue Mar 28 13:19:28 UTC 2006

Jay Leafey wrote:

> 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?

Check your /etc/ configuration files very closely.  I did a CentOS 3 
upgrade and had my nameserver config eaten (my fault, I had the cacheing 
nameserver RPM loaded) and my Samba configuration eaten (this one I have 
no explanation for).   My CentOS 4 upgrades have been flawless.


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