Troubleshooting system startup
This section discusses reasons why a system
that has booted successfully in the past may not boot now.
These situations usually occur as a result of a power
failure or system panic that corrupts the
although configuration changes, hardware failure, and
human error can also cause these situations.
If you are performing an installation and your system
fails to boot see
``Troubleshooting the installation''.
If you cannot boot your system:
Is the system plugged in?
Are any cables loose, disconnected, or misconnected?
Are the cable chains terminated properly?
Does the floppy drive contain a floppy disk
that is not a boot floppy disk?
Has your hard disk developed a bad track?
A bad track on the disk can corrupt system files
that are required for booting the system.
``Fixing bad tracks and bad blocks on hard disks''
for information on how to recover from this situation.
Many of the problems discussed here relate to missing system files.
``About missing or corrupted system files''
explains what you need to restore files.
These problems are discussed:
About missing or corrupted system files
Booting an old kernel
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003