Subject: Qube failing to thrive after power outage
To: None <>
From: Brian <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/24/2004 23:27:32
So, we had a loss of power here.  Qube 2 w/ 1.6.1 is on a UPS, power 
ran out, UPS lasted a while then went flat, the Qube was shut off 
rudely as a result.  I then turned off the UPS and disconnected it 
until main power came back on.

Qube will start to boot, hangs on fsck for >1day.  Console output shows 
yes something is output at cold boot, but it's garbage (!).  I've got 8 
N 1 9600 set and tried everything else- all terminal modes (TTY, ANSI 
etc) I've made console output work before...  I've got the LCD panel 
output displayed so it quits updating pretty early even in a normal 

If I hold the 2 keys I can get it to ask for netboot; I don't wish to 
lose my stuff though.   Can I put this drive in a Win98 box and ghost 
the contents or something (not sure about accessiing the filesystem).

What symptoms result from failing Qube PS?

Help appreciated.