[nycbug-talk] Rescuing an OpenBSD 3.0 System
Fri Aug 5 15:44:41 EDT 2005
We had a power flicker last week that seemed to have knocked out one
of our UPS regulators and everything on it.
I thought everything was moved over and happy on a new regulator
until i walked into the office this morning -- our firewall was in a
constant reboot cycle.
It's an eracks.com box w/ a ecs p6stmt rev 1.0 motherboard, running
It does one of two things:
boots about 20seconds into openbsd, then reboots
boots about 5 seconds into bios, then reboots
I tried booting off a cd. if it doesn't reboot automagically, it
does when i issue a command on the shell.
I swapped in the one bar of like memory i could find -- no luck
I plugged/unplugged every card in the box -- no luck
I'm guessing the bios got screwed by a power surge (although that
doesn't explain why it started rebooting overnight - it was fine last
I'm at a loss of what to do - i tried tossing the drives into the
other boxes i have in the office, but then i get
Using Drive: 0 Partition: 3
Which google says is something that I really don't want to see.
barring a miracle, i need to get a new firewall
the downed machine has all of the local networking stuff -- firewall,
lan, proxy stuff -- which i need to get off -- we never backed it up,
and there's too much to rewrite
does anyone have a suggestion to make my week less of a nightmare?
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