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Loss of server connectivity after power loss

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#1 sausage


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:22 AM

Ok, so friday we had a power loss which shut down our server. Now today we rebooted the server and the monitor shorted so we have no way of debugging it from there, no computers have internet (except my laptop which is stealing the internet from a nearby company) and I have no idea what else to do.

I am not familiar with servers but I am the only one with significant computer experience to do this. My dad said that we connect to the server then to the internet? (i don't believe him, but its a possibility)

please when you respond tell me everything you will need I dont have much time

EDIT: Ok, so I got a replacement monitor but the password my dad wrote down doesn't work, is there any way that the administrative password can change due to an unexpected shutdown?

Edited by sausage, 06 July 2009 - 09:58 AM.

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#2 Ingle


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

Well your dad is correct about the internet. The path is normally Workstation > Switch > Server > Firewall > Router > ISP.

For the password, I recommend burning a Linux Live CD here. It will give you options (keep selecting the default) and eventually bring you to a point where you can change the username/password. I prefer to delete the password completely and then just remake it after I log in.

Edit: Had the wrong link.

Edited by Ingle, 07 July 2009 - 02:16 PM.

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