Startup Problem

Hi I am running Red Hat 9, out of no-where, I shutdown my computer for a few minutes then turned it back on, and now I am getting the following errors on startup:

Please advise....




JBD: no valid journal superblock found
EXT3-fs: error loading journal.
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umout /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel: memory 132k freed.
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.





Please tell me whats going on.

-Brian
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BrianGEFF719Asked:
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da99rmdConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I know whats wrong you have deleted the initrd older in the root path just take a redhat cd boot into rescue mode and make the dir initrd in the root path again and it will boot again.

Have made the same mistake once :)

/Rob
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da99rmdCommented:
older = folder
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
I dident delete anything though. How would it get deleted by itsself?
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sciuriwareCommented:
How did you shutdown?

I mean : by the power switch? Some disks don't like it.

;JOOP!
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
I did:

shutdown -h now


Whats the problem with that?
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sciuriwareCommented:
Well, was the system really down when you switched power off?

;JOOP!
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
IT TURNED THE POWER OFF FOR ME!!! LOL
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
I did not once touch the power button until I went to turn the power back on :0
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sciuriwareCommented:
There is no reason then to 'LOL'.

I'm afraid this spontaneous loss of a directory is a bad sign with respect to your disk.
You're not the first one to have disk problems like these.

Please try to repair acc. to the suggestion by da99rmd; then save your files; finally inspect your disk further.
;JOOP!
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Its a brand new hard drive, I got it about 3 weeks ago.


-Brian
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sciuriwareCommented:
I'm working on a 45 Tb system with zillions of brand new 250Gb drives in Raid-10 configurations
and within one week I had to replace 3 disks.

So, what do YOU mean to say about brand new disks?

Do a bad block scan and if it turns out bad, return it to the shop!


;JOOP!
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da99rmdCommented:
Then you have a lot of porn :)

Try my solution and it server will live again, just to be carfull run a fsck on the disk when you have created the map but i think it just the matter with that map being lost. If the shutdown was  the way you described it.

/Rob
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sciuriwareCommented:
Watch your words, da99rmd, I'm working for the Dutch Central Bank ........

;JOOP!
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Peeyush_MauryaCommented:
linux rescue from installation CD(press F5 to see options or type 'linux rescue')
#mkdir /initrd

sure shot answer

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Peeyush
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da99rmdCommented:
LOL, sciuriware

Have you tried my solution BrianGEFF719 ?

/Rob
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Ok, booted up with bootdisk and ofcourse with my Luck "Cannot find any linux partitions"....pulling out drive to return as I am typing this.
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
ITs weird though, cuz when my system goes to boot it will startup and everything, I mean, bios finds the drive and begins to load the boot record and everything, but the rescue couldnt find the linux partition, what do u guys think is going on?
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Sometimes the drive is miss reported by bios as a weird name like, instead of Maxtor it will call it a "Baxtor" or "Laxtor", its really weird.
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da99rmdCommented:
Try to reconnect the drive, and maybe change the jumper setting to cabel select if its possible for the other devices.
The disk it doesent sound strange in any way ?
Try booting in to rescue mode and try to manuly run a mount or a fsck if you know the hd[abcd][1234567890] number of the disk.

If this doesnt solve the problem it probobly broken and have to be replaced, it was new right.

/Rob
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da99rmdCommented:
What solved the problem, and how didt it work out ?
/Rob
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