By anders pearson 03 Jan 2003

things were down here for a while. they had to do some electrical work in our office so they shut the power down. then, when the power came back, one of the IDE drives in the server decided it was time to breathe its last breath. luckily, it was just a drive that we use to do backups; the root filesystem was fine. but, fsck wouldn’t get past that point in the boot sequence. normally this would take me 5 minutes to fix. but… it’s a little more difficult to debug and fix a hardware problem from a few hundred miles away.

thank god we’re moving to the new server with RAID drives soon.

Tags: meta cheap hardware