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/mnt/sysimage cannot be reconstructed by system rescue

Muhammad Ahmad
Frequent Advisor

/mnt/sysimage cannot be reconstructed by system rescue


After a reboot, One of My Proliant Machine DL380 could not load the O/S.
Raid 1+0 was configured.

Some Gathered Facts:

During Boot from System Rescue, the following message appears

"You don't have any linux partitions.Press return to get a shell. The system will reboot automatically when you exit from the shell."

My observations:

System Rescue Environment could not reconstruct the hard drive image under the mount point /mnt/sysimage.

fdisk -l command at rescue environment's shell returns "partition table related error".

Any comments/suggestions/recommendations are appreciated.


Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: /mnt/sysimage cannot be reconstructed by system rescue


sounds like the disk completely failed.

I'd get the hardware fixed first because the disk could be fine, it could be a disk controller or system board issue.

If the disk is gone, you'll need to replace it and restore your system backup to proceed.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor

Re: /mnt/sysimage cannot be reconstructed by system rescue

Any power failure accidentally when the shutdown/reboot operation is progress??

Hope you have a h/w RAID here. Check with the RAID vendor is everything all right at RAID level.

Are you using the right update rescue image(AS 3.0 update 7 or 8).

do you know the device files of the disk
fdisk -l /dev/sda

lvmdiskscan and see which all disk are identified.

if the disk/partition is listed then you may try to mount it .Otherwise you have to reinstall and restore from backup