We had a power failure here and were forced to shut down our ESX box. Upon power restoration we switched it back on and now it won't boot.
It states that it can't access TTY and dumps me into a very limited #.
I tried booting to option #3, but that hoses as well stating it can't open the root device. I looked in GRUB and it specifies a UUID value where normally a /dev/???? value would be.
I'd be content with just getting the images off the volume and moving them to another machine at this point.
This WAS just supposed to be a test server, but SOMEONE went and put a production server on it. Hate that...
Any help would be much-appreciated...
I would first attempt to boot with ESX CD, and do an upgrade.
This is just to preserve the settings, so you don't have to reinstall, and it shouldn't affect anything, other than resintall/reinstating the settings.
Then it may be able to boot after that.
The upgrade did not solve this, but a reinstall did. What had happened was my raid container blew up and was showing up as two volumes rather than 1 logical volume. I believe this made the UUID in the GRUB loader invalid.
Got the images off the box and backed up to a network location. Next step, buy a damned SAN, hehe.
Thanks for a point in the right direction.