[CentOS] SOS: Production VM not starting!

Wed Dec 12 17:35:01 UTC 2012
Markus Falb <markus.falb at fasel.at>

On 12.12.2012 11:51, Nikolaos Milas wrote:
> On 11/12/2012 4:33 πμ, Markus Falb wrote:
>> I suspect that console output is going elsewhere, maybe to
>> a serial console. That way it could well be that the machine is doing
>> something but you just can not see it.
>> My first bet would have been a fsck

> However, I did not find in /var/log/messages any instance of fsck checks 
> during loading.

You will never find fscks in /var/log/messages.

fsck happens too early in the boot process, syslog is not yet running.
There is a mechanism to log this early stuff though. What you could have
seen at the console while booting is also in /var/log/boot.log.  With
CentOS 6 this is working.

Sadly, boot.log on my CentOS 5 machines is empty and so will be yours.
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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