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Caravaggio

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LinuxMCE Boot Fail
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:49:46 am »
Background:  MCE7.10, Kernel 2.6.27.3, AMD64, 2 HDs.  First HD is partitioned into 2 unequal parts, one of which contains MCE, other contains media files.  Other HD is not partioned, contains only media.  I've been using MCE for about a year now.  It works well enough except for a few issues. 

One of the issues has been the continuing discovery and addition of new storage devices (e.g. it keeps finding my HDs and telling me it has added them in a little status update window in the upper left corner of the screen).  It was a nuisance at worst so I didn't think anything of it.

About a week ago, the system froze as it sometimes does.  I had some problems rebooting the system but eventually it started MCE after a full unplug of the system.  A new screen popped up indicating it found a new HD, namely the partition with MCE on it.  This happened several times as I tried to reboot to make it go away.  So I added it, because I had to or the screen wouldn't go away.  Everything worked fine.  The new storage device pop ups also seemed to go away.

Tonight, I discovered that half of my media files were missing, as though one of the HDs wasn't being seen.  This may have happened immediately after the incident a week ago and I simply failed to notice OR it could be new tonight.  I decided to reboot.  I cannot recall if this is my first reboot of the system since the HD thing a week ago.  However, I ran into the following problem during the boot of my Hybrid/Core:

RAMDISK::  Incomplete write(-28 != 32760) 67100864
crc error
Kernel panic - not syncing:  VFS:  Unable to mount root fz on unknown-block(0,0)

So now it doesn't load at all.  Nor does the 2.6.27.3 recovery console (same error).  I can load into 2.6.22-14 (recovery console only as this version doesn't recognize my tv as a monitor).

This becomes a bigger problem as now I cannot record Lost on Tuesday night and I will miss the show because I have another engagement at that time.

Anger Level Rising.

SO.  I'm no Linux expert by any stretch of the imagination.  Once MCE started working, I stopped fiddling with it and just loaded my media on for convenience.  Thus, at this point, I'm lucky I can remember the commands to navigate through the directories.  I'm assuming that something needs to be adjusted in a boot file or config file, but have no idea what or where that file is.

Any help you can give would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Caravaggio

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Re: LinuxMCE Boot Fail
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 01:07:59 am »
The ultimate solution was to let the HDs undergo a 48-hour isothermal soak at 25C, 1.03E5 Pa.  It now works and boots as expected.

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Re: LinuxMCE Boot Fail
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 05:05:04 am »
That's funny!