On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:08:58 +0100, "Steve Netting"
How is it crashing? Panic? If so, show the panic message. Is the
system running off of a UPS? If so, are the batteries dead, bringing
the system down ungracefully?
Any hints here would help.
(possibly) Known issue; See TA#105306 at support.sco.com
First thing I might try - 'might' being the operative word here - is
to download and install one of the Supertars
(http://aplawrence.com/Reviews/supertars.html) and attempt to create a
full backup. This may be a double-edged sword, as introducing
new/additional software on a system with FS corruption *may* compound
the problem. If at all possible backup your non-OS data to tape (via
tar or cpio), THEN install the Supertar. If the Supertar backup
verfies OK, then use *it* to restore your system.
Check /var/adm/syslog and /var/adm/messages for any hints as to what
is causing the corruption. If there is no indication of a hard disk
failure, then I might be inclined to low-level the existing disk and,
assuming no errors during the format, reload the system (either from
the Supertar backup or from scratch, depending on which I trusted