[mythtv-users] System freezes on boot - Need advice

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 02:33:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:54 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone care to suggest a cause or causes for this?  I could really use
>> a pointer or two.
> Possibly one of the drives nearly dead or a bad power supply.

Not really what I **want** to hear.  The 250GB drive is not all that
old, maybe 12-18 months.  The power supply OTOH while not all that old
was a "run out to Best Buy or Circuit City and get something **NOW**
because the old one just keeled over" purchase, so it wasn't exactly a
carefully selected, name brand, quality unit.  To be precise, it is a
350W OKIA unit.  It is on the target list for replacement since it has
**way** too few power connectors for disk drives, none of which are
for SATA drives.

ATM, I'm spinning tape while the system is running.  BTW, that's
another reason I plan to get away from LVM -- I couldn't backup the
/video partition with dump even though the file system is ext3 because
it's not **really** mounted to /dev/hda8, but to

I will look into it.


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