Re: fsck failure at boot
- From: Herta Van den Eynde <herta.vandeneynde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 00:32:10 +0200
Well, the relevance of SANsurfer would depend on what the problem is. When groping in the dark, it'd be one of the places I'd look for indications. But upon re-reading your initial post, I agree that chances are slim that the HBA is the root cause of your problem.
You mentioned RHAS4. Are you using a standard Red Hat kernel, or did you built your own? (Reason I ask is that I want to exclude an initial ram disk that doesn't know about your QLogic HBA.)
I'm a bit confused by the "*** An error occurred during the file system check" error message you mentioned in your first mail. I expect that to be generated by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, not by fsck.ext3. (Might be a cut-n-paste to the wrong portion of the mail body?) Note that there are two locations in that script that can generate that error: once while the root filesystem is mounted read-only, and again after lvm2 initialization.
The complaint about the superblock problem can be ignored, in as far as the superblock must be correct - as is evident from the fact that you can mount the partition just fine when the system is fully booted.
(Assuming that /dev/sdl1 doesn exist, a "fsck.ext3 -a /dev/sdl1" will generate the same error.)
But combined with the error "fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sdb1", it looks like the device special filename /dev/sdb1 hasn't been created yet at the time you're trying to use it.
Do dmesg or /var/log/messages contain additional information?
Is this a system you can take down for testing? If so, could you
- edit rc.sysinit to slightly change one of the two "*** An error occurred during the file system check" error messages, to determine which of the two locations actually causes the error?
- reboot again, and when you're dropped to the shell,
- manually check whether the device special file
/dev/sdb1 exists or not
- manually execute the checks in rc.sysinit prior
to the error message to determine which one fails
Jason Dixon wrote:
On Apr 21, 2006, at 10:48 AM, Herta Van den Eynde wrote:
Do you still have the command (and command output) you used to create the filesystem?
( deleted old partition, created new partition, wrote and exited)
mount -text3 /dev/sdb1 /san
Does SANsurfer report any errors?
Not using it, not really relevant that I can see. Again, the LUN works fine when mounted. The OS is simply failing to mount it from fstab during boot. (mount -a works fine afterwards)
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