[Rocks-Discuss] Lost boot partition
pmitchel at email.unc.edu
Mon Sep 11 09:26:51 PDT 2006
We had a power-failure today in our machine room which brought th eentire
bioportal up and down - all save one machine. When I managed to get onto
the Dell Remote Switch and access it, it was at the Hit F1 to continue F2
to enter setup stage. I selected F1 and, unfortunately, it started
anaconda and shooting-a-node. I stopped it ASAP, but it appears either
the power-failure or my inadvertant shooting has removed the boot
We could shoot-the-node and begin restoring from backups (tivoli),
unfortunately, this was a highly configured experimental machine for
running workflows, and it's a lengthy process any way we look at it
(either restoring from backup or re-installing the utilities).
I'm wondering if there's a method for recovering the lost boot partition?
It was running ROCKS 3.2.0, and the linux was 2.4.21-15.Elsmp (most
probably, looking at another node in the cluster). I've tried booting
with a floppy containing a downloaded gpart for linux but it doesn't seem
Anyone have any odeas before I shoot the node?
email: pmitchel at email.unc.edu
phone: (919) 962-9778
office: I have an office, room 14, Phillips Hall
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