[TriLUG] How was your week?
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 16:53:25 EDT 2006
On 8/5/06, WA Brown <brownwa at ftc-i.net> wrote:
> Two weks ago I had a lightning strike. Lightning hit the TV antenna, came
> down the pole, blew the cover to a breaker box into the yard. Then it jumped
> to the telephone protector and blew out the DSL modem. Then it hit both
> computers and took out both built into the motherboard nic cards, video
> cards, KVM switch and the keyboard! Then it took out a Ham Radio and an
> antenna tuner. It also hit both satelite receivers in the house. It hit my
> Ham Repeater. took out the link radio and controller.
> So how was your week?
Well, this week isn't starting too well.
Yesterday, I decided to upgrade the home server from Ubuntu breezy to dapper.
Usually those upgrades seem to go well, but I seem to have run into a
bug in the code which generates the initramfs which caused it to leave
out the code needed to understand lvm, so I can't boot.
I'm currently downloading a dapper install disk to (hopefully) use as
rescue disk. I've found some indications that I should be able to
escape out to a shell early in the install process, mount the LVM
volume, chroot, and re-install the kernel package to fix it.
So I'm starting the week with crossed fingers, hoping that I don't
have to rebuild the system from backups.
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