[Novalug] Ubuntu crashed and burned...
mshade at mshade.org
Mon Dec 8 23:56:35 EST 2008
Ditto on the bad RAM. Try running memtest86 for a few hours, this is the
hallmark of that problem :)
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 9:49 PM, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
> If it was running fine, I'd look at the hardware first before mucking with
> the OS and data. Bad RAM can have strange effects if not completely shot.
> Also, a failing motherboard can create odd conditions. Then check disk.
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 21:23, Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I have an Ubuntu server that I use for my business. It is mainly used as
>> a Samba server, runs sshd, burns CDs, and connects to a VPN - basic stuff.
>> Today it would not stay connected to the network. I tried to re-start the
>> network via the commandline and got a segmentation fault. The hard drive
>> seems ok - fsck returned a clean report. The server had been up for 32 days
>> since the last reboot. I tried re-booting the system and got segmentation
>> faults loading the system.
>> I booted with a live CD and backed up the /etc directory, and then
>> installed Ubuntu 8.10 over top of the existing partition. I then installed
>> samba and copied back the smb.conf file and samba is working.
>> My question is, what next? Can I just copy back the passwd and groups
>> files? Anything else I should copy back to get the system working as
>> before? Any ideas what could have caused this?
>> At least it only took 15 minutes to re-install the OS - would have taken a
>> few hours with Windows..
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