I try to reboot your server, but CentOs 0.2 stuck at the line said:" Unable to open initial console." and won't go any further. The other SentOs 0.3 also stuck at a line said:" Switch to new root" and stay there. Please advice what is the next step you wish to do.
layeredtech gets mad props from me right now even though the server isn't back up. BUT they are going beyond what they're supposed to do to help me get this working again.
Very nice to hear. Kudos to LT.
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