je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Wed Jan 29 11:23:58 EST 2003
On Sunday, my box got hit and the t0rn rootkit installed (I know, I know,
I'd just moved the box to a new home and had not had time to get firewall
rules installed). I figured it was as good a time as any to upgrade the
machine anyway, so I stuck a 10GB disk in, installed Debian 3.0 and that's
when my troubles began.
The machine is a P120 with 32Mb RAM. It previously had a Fujitsu 1GB
disk. The new disk is a 10GB Fujitsu. I initially had trouble booting
the machine with a new kernel. Fixed that by reinstalling and making a
small /boot partition at the start of the disk. Problem now is, the
machine will hang randomly, sometimes with the HD light on, sometimes not.
Sometimes when I boot, it hangs after printing the message "Decompressing
kernel... booting linux" (or something like that - it's right when LILO
starts to load the kernel in any event).
I'm not sure what to make of this. The disk should be fine - no bad
sectors were discovered during installation - but I can't say for sure
(it's used). Odd that it would hang on loading though, yes? Could heat
be a problem - the drive runs very hot.
Any thoughts? I'm not attached to this disk, so I can always move to a
smaller one (how? I don't want to lose the customizations I've done so
far - time consuming to recreate) if need be, but would like to keep the
bigger one if I can.
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