[CentOS] Strange new boot problem with CentOS 4 machine

Tue Apr 20 17:18:29 UTC 2010
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:48:42PM -0400, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >> 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
> >>     
> > <snip>
> > Does it croak before or after it hits the interactive option? If after,
> > hit that I, and step through.
> >   
> On the other hand, the symptom of refusing to power back on seems to
> indicate a hardware problem.  I had a similar issue that turned out to
> be a bad power supply.

Try plugging the power in directly to the outlet, bypassing the UPS, in
case the UPS itself has gone bad. (Bad UPS, Bad I say, BAD!!! :)

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