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No login after Local Start Up with Rackspace Virtual Terminal

Using Rackspace’s Virtual Terminal (Emergency Console) I noticed that it appeared that my server was ‘hung’. After it gets to Starting Local [OK] there be nothing. No login prompt. Line breaks don’t register, etc. But I can SSH to the server, etc. It was up and not hung. I kept feeling like it was related… Continue reading No login after Local Start Up with Rackspace Virtual Terminal

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Dealing with corruption on drives – reiserfsck –rebuild-tree how to

It is really uncanny that I run across these problems during the holidays. On Dec. 24 one of my boxes was reporting a “read only filesystem” on the /var partition. My alerts didn’t notify me since services were up, but mails weren’t happening and mysql was reporting crashed tables. The first time I was able… Continue reading Dealing with corruption on drives – reiserfsck –rebuild-tree how to