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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

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Issues with dhcp-4.2.2 upgrade from dhcp-3.1.3_p1

I ran into a few issues restarting this service after upgrading. The first issue was related to the location of dhcpd.conf. For some reason (even though CHROOT is clearly defined), the start up script is still trying to locate dhcpd.conf in /etc/dhcpd.conf. I had to create a symlink from the jail to /etc/dhcpd.conf. Can't open… Continue reading Issues with dhcp-4.2.2 upgrade from dhcp-3.1.3_p1