In the attached picture you’ll be able to see what’s happening to one of my most important servers containing some irreplaceable climate data. I’m at a loss and understand what’s going on because Linux is not my specialty and my Linux expert has since moved on to other ventures. It’s very important I get this server working again, so I’m asking the WUWT community for help.
The server had been offline for a few weeks, and was properly shut down. Upon powering it back up, I got a “no bootable disk found” message. I determined the RAID (Hardware RAID1 – 2 mirrored drives) had been degraded, and it seemed one disk had failed. So I purchased two new identical HD’s cloned the good one, and rebuilt the RAID1. The RAID is administered by an on-board Adaptec RAID controller, and it reports the RAID as healthy.
What happens now is that it attempts to boot, but gets stuck in a loop on the last messages “Init ID c1, c2…etc” and repeats those error messages. I get the same partial boot and error sequence if I take out the RAID in BIOS, and try booting a single drive in straight SATA mode.
This machine was built circa 2007, and has Slackware Linux of that era installed, I don’t see a version number coming up on boot, so can’t provide it.
Any and all help appreciated. – Anthony