Kernel Panic - not syncing FC4
I have a Dell 2650 that has been running Fedora Core 4 OK for over two years, but occasionally the raid errors and locks the drives to read only so the only recovery is to power cycle it. Well the last power cycle broke something, and now it is stuck at kernel panic.
The jist of it is,
EXT3-fs error ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!:5
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0 (etc)
then the EXT3 three more times, then finally before the panic
WARNING: can't access (null)
I need to recover the databases off this server, but not the OS or APPs, I have some MySQL databases I must have off of this, so how can I get them off without destroying them? I cant seem to find an FC4 recovery disk.
I am downloading KNOPPIX as I read I can boot off that CD and access the drives and move the files to a USB drive, but it would be nice to be able to boot the actual system up to recover everything.
Last edited by ACDII; 12th August 2008 at 22:43.