Troubleshooting Startup and Shutdown

Troubleshooting startup and shutdown are also part of system recovery. When problems occur, you need to be able to resolve them, and the key techniques are discussed in this part of the chapter. Don't forget about boot disks, ASR, and the Recovery Console—all of which were discussed in the section entitled "Predisaster Preparation Procedures".

Resolving Startup Issues

When you have problems starting a system, think about what has changed recently. If you and other administrators keep a change log, access the log to see what has changed on the system recently. A new device driver might have been installed or an application might have been installed that incorrectly modified the system configuration.

Often you can ...

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