Boot hangs at the "starting system log" step
Posted on 2007-10-20
My server with Debian Eltch has been working non-stop for last six months, without any problems. I had made no software installation during this period, except a 2-3 updates.
Last night server slowed down extremely and finally it was unavailable. After the restart (via web control panel), the system hangs on "Starting system log..."
I'm not at the server, i'm about 2000km away, so i can now only login through rescue system (network boot). I have only hardware support and the tech guys said today that everything is ok with hardware (it was them who told me that system hangs at this point - "Starting system log")...
When i login through the rescue system, i can access all the data on disk, but i can't get it to reboot...
What can i do now? I have no idea :(