[CentOS] server fails to boot GRUB and flashing cursor

Mon Aug 13 21:17:33 UTC 2012
Dan Carl <danc at bluestarshows.com>

On 8/13/2012 4:07 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Dan Carl <danc at bluestarshows.com> wrote:
>>>>       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
>>>> /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
>>>> /dev/sda2              14         658     5180962+  82  Linux swap /
>>>> Solaris
>>>> /dev/sda3             659        8842    65737980   83  Linux
>>> You said this had RAID5: what's the o/p of cat /proc/mdstat?\
>> Its a hardware raid5 perc.
>> I cannot mount the boot partition sda1.
>> sda3 mounts fine this is where the OS is.
>> What to do?
> What kind of error do you get when you try to mount sda1?   Is it
> something fsck will fix?   You need to load the kernel and initrd from
> there.
#mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/myboot
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
        missing codepage or other error
        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
        dmesg | tail  or so

I have nothing in my boot directory. Will I have to reload the kernel 
and grub?

ran fsck got
Superblock has an invalid ext3 journal (inode 8).

Should I select Y?

Dan Carl
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