[CentOS] Strange new boot problem with CentOS 4 machine

Tue Apr 20 16:31:03 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

> I have a custom-built PC on which I've been running CentOS 4.x (kept
> up to the latest x) for a few years without any problems ... until
> this week.
> Last week I was out of town on an extended trip, so I shut the machine
> down and powered off my UPS, etc.  When I returned on Saturday, I
> turned everything back on, and the machine seemed to be booting
> normally ... and then it just very abruptly turned itself off, and
> refused to power back on.  A short while later I was able to restart
Does it croak before or after it hits the interactive option? If after,
hit that I, and step through.