server went unbootable

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Sat Apr 7 02:04:41 UTC 2012

On 04/06/2012 06:53 PM, Dale Amon wrote:
> Did a whole bunch of 'Precise' updates that showed up today
> and on reboot the server is continuously printing:
> Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
> end_request I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
> It comes up to where I can get an ssh session after about
> a half hour. (1)
> Has anyone else gotten bit this way? Is there any
> general advice for things that might be a work around?
> I'm going hunting but I have no idea what I am looking
> for yet...
> 1 A pet peeve of mine: a long time ago when I
>    hand rolled critical systems out of linux, I had ssh come
>    up almost before anything else. I consider it a bug that
>    it is delayed so long in the boot process, as do some
>    other hard core sys admins I know...

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