[BlueOnyx:10780] Re: Blue Onyx 5106R Crash
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Wed Jun 13 08:18:19 PET 2012
I do agree with Chris, it seems the server is pretty old. I dont agree on the
controller on the motherboard side, it will probably be the controller (on the PCB) on
the HDD itself.
On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:58:34 -0500, Chris Gebhardt - VIRTBIZ Internet wrote
> Bill Hicks wrote:
> > 12. Start server - HD not found. What - Wiggle IDE cable - start again - OS
> > not found
> > 13. Move cables, HD not found, on s9ome reboots, OS not found on others,
> > changed cable, OS not found consistantly and when I run the rescue mode I
> > get continous errors and then it says the it doesnt have a Linux partition
> > So what should I conclude here, Is the server bad, is the cable bad, could I
> > have had 2 bad HD's in a row. Could a bad cable cause it to have exihibited
> > these problems? Or could it be the server? What about memory? Could a memory
> > failure cause this? It has never crashed or rebooted in the months I have
> > had it like other bad servers I have had in the past, it has never given me
> > any grief other than this.
> Hi Bill,
> Ouch. If it were me, and that was my box, I'd toss it in the recycling
> pile right away. What you're explaining sounds like a drive controller
> gone bad, and that's likely on the mobo, right? Also, you mention "IDE
> cable". That tells me the server is VERY old, and therefore it
> shouldn't "owe" you anything more.
> Sure, it's possible you could fix it, but I really start to wonder about
> the reward for all the work you'll be doing on it. At best you end up
> with an old server that you can "maybe" trust for a while. If you're
> just playing around with a hobby, then perhaps that's an option. If you
> have any customer data on it, I'd just skip the heartache altogether.
> Replace that physical server with a VPS somewhere, or if all of your
> servers are of similar/same spec, then you might consider dropping a
> couple/few hundred dollars on a system that you could replace all your
> boxes with and virtualize everything.
> But that's another decision... what you have immediately asked about,
> well, it's probably just a sign of age. Capacitors breaking down,
> soldering-points failing, or other failure. The fact that it's
> intermittent is ugly in itself. It's unlikely to be RAM. Do yourself a
> favor and scrap that hardware.
> Chris Gebhardt
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