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SAN Switch AA978A problem

Occasional Contributor

SAN Switch AA978A problem

This switch is encouter a warning message whenever it was powered up or reboot.

"ext3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached; running e2fsck is recommended"

Besides, after power up, it didn't prompt for login name and password, instead, it prompt a # sign, and i have to type 'exit' in order to go to the login area.

Any suggestion?
Tom Ward_1
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Switch AA978A problem


I haven't used that switch, but I did some searching and it appears to have some version of linux on it. An add on e-bay shows the boot output as:

The system is coming up, please wait...
Checking system RAM - press any key to stop test

Checking memory address: 08000000
System RAM check complete
Press escape within 4 seconds to enter boot interface.
Booting "Fabric Operating System" image.
Entry point at 0x00800000 ...

Linux/PPC load:
BootROM command line: quiet
Uncompressing Linux...done.
Now booting the kernel
Using fabos/modules/xfsnotificationhandler.o
Attempting to find a root file system on hda1...
INIT: version 2.78 booting
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
SIOCADDRT: Invalid argument

Fabric OS (swd77)

Note the "Linux/PPC load:" line. With that in mind I think you may just have a file system problem that you can clean up with fsck. Please try this

Power it up and when you get to the # prompt do not exit
Type "cat /etc/fstab"
then run
e2fsck for each device in /etc/fstab using the device file listed in /etc/fstab.

Something like this:
e2fsck -p /dev/hda1
That is just a sample. Use the device files for your switch.

Good luck,
Occasional Contributor

Re: SAN Switch AA978A problem

Hi Tom, thanks for the reply, however, when i tried to execute the command
e2fsck -p /dev/hda1

it prompts me the command not found. Please kindly advice.

thanks in advance.
Tom Ward_1
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Switch AA978A problem

Hello Kawase,

I'm sorry for the delay. I haven't watched this thread. I haven't used this switch before, but I'll offer a couple of other things to try. One is "fsck -p /dev/hda1" instead of "e2fsck -p /dev/hda1". The other is to try typing "help" at the # sign and see if you can get a list of commands that are available. I hope this helps, and I am sorry for the slow response.