Hi, here is my issue.
I have an OpenSuse 13.1 LXDE setup as home server.
running Xen 4.3 and Samba.
I am using full BTRFS install.
that is my system drive is 1T with “/” on BTRFS and Swap partitions on it.
and second 1T drives holds my “/home” partition.
booting from “/” partition directly. as far as i can see I have no “/boot” partition anywhere in sight. this is how the OpenSuse set it up on my last install couple of month ago. I was having issues with the drive back than so I got a 1T seagate or somthing and used that as main drive.
I also have Data drives 1x2T drive with BTRFS
and 2x3T with multidevice Raid 1 BTRFS partition
all is mounted in fstab on boot as datashares 1 and 2
Xen installed and running.
Samba configured to share the data drives to all for full access.
all was working fine until 2 days ago.
I have been moving my media collections and other soft onto the server
and setting up VMs
Ubuntu Server for subnzb+sickbeard and others
and Sophos UTM
all was working no issues or anything.
2 days ago I run zypper up. again did not see any issues with updates. no errors or anything strange.
but after reboot the server never cam back up.
it boots to POST
hets to the balck screen where grub prompt usually displayed. you know welcome to grub2 etc. in top left corner, but now I only see a blinking curor there which hold for a sec or two than skips 2 lines down and sits there blinking. no further actions are visible. system is not ping able or reachable (I get there via IPMI so I can see the boot process but this luxury will be gone in the next week or two as I am replacing the MB for a newer one which does not have the IPMI option)
can I recover from this?
I booted the server from Recovery CD into XFACE and I can see the drives in Yast/Partitioner . what can I do?
I need a noob kind of help as I never fixed anything like this before. I would simply reinstall the OS but I have too much stuff loaded there to just loose all.
also can some one help me in setting up a recovery procedure to prevent this from happening again or ease the recovery.