Server Trouble

When the power went out yesterday I was in the middle of upgrading my Linux box from Debian Sarge to Ubuntu 6.06. Unfortunately it was left in an inconsistent state, only able to boot to the console with no network access.

I’ve spent most of the morning backing up /home, /etc, and /usr/local to an external USB drive so I can do a clean install of Ubuntu. The Ubuntu install CD won’t recognize a reiserfs partition or software RAID devices, so it was unable to access my hard drive. I was able to gain access to the drive to back it up by booting from a Knoppix live CD. The backup is now about 75% finished.

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