[linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash + can't boot

Aaron Trumm aaron at nquit.com
Sat Apr 24 23:05:56 EDT 2004

hmmm good idea - although I'm not comfortable with ANY of those tools -
gonna have to get one - or make one, which means I gotta get this machine to
boot if I want to be able to burn a CD


what I'm thinking is that something is corrupted, hopefully not physically,
on my big harddrive.  so I think what I'm gonna do is take it out, get the
system going with the other drive (smaller), cuz I don't THINK it's screwed
(although I could be wrong) - then make a cd of one of those and maybe try

my real goal as always is two fold - learn new stuff, expand skillset, but
also be able to work - but right now my goal is to get the data (especially
these tracks i just recorded and hadn't backed up), store it, reinstall from
scratch, wipe, clean, wipe butt, shower, reinstall audio apps, get data back
and be back on track.

hmm deee dooommmmm - man it was screwy because this crash happened in the
middle of the first session with any other players in my new
studio/apartment - DOH!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Knecht" <markknecht at comcast.net>
To: "A list for linux audio users" <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash + can't boot

> Aaron,
>    Bummer. Disk problems.
>    I see you've gotten a large number of responses. I haven't read too
> many of them yet, but my input would be to reboot using a CD-based
> LiveCD, like Knoppix, Damn Small Linux or Dynebolic. These give you
> access to disks so you can do some checking. From here you can run all
> the normal tools (parted, fdisk, cfdisk - whatever you are most
> comfortable with) and you can determine if it's the partition that's
> messed up or the partition table.
>    If you have another hard disk hanging around then you might rebuild
> the system using it and not this drive. Once that system is up and going
> you could then do some more work with the drive if you needed to.
>    Sorry to hear about your problems.
> - Mark
> On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 02:57, Aaron Trumm wrote:
> > reposting this cuz I ALWAYS forget to make the messages plain text from
> > windows machine:
> >
> > Hello all - this has actually become a general problem, but I think it
> > caused by Ardour, so I'm cross posting on linux audio and the ardour
> >
> > I'm running Red Hat and the latest ardour from Planet CCRMA which I
think is
> > 0.9beta11.2-1 - I was recording a take, and upon pushing stop Ardour
> > crashed - a similar has happened many times with this version, actually
> > pretty much every time - after the take, it gives me a memory error, I
> > ok, ardour exits, I go back, but it kept the take.
> >
> > but this time, it crashed without that, i started ardour again, the take
> > WASN'T there, and then ardour either froze or crashed I can't remember
> > cuz I was in session so it was hectic, and I needed to reboot manually
> > so I did, and now, though, it won't boot - it hangs and says "kernel
> > no init found.  try passing the init= option"
> >
> > I can provide more details if needed - I think the kernel is also the
> > planet kernel - but from what I've been able to find I don't think it
> > matters.
> >
> > so I grabbed my emergency boot disk, or what I think is my emergency
> > disk, because I have never used it, and reset, and I get what I'm sure
is a
> > familiar prompt to most, the 'ol
> >
> > boot:
> >
> > and it's telling me to hit return or wait ten seconds to boot from
> > (hmmm - is that where the boot loader really is on my system?  not
ure)  -
> > and that I can "type "linux <params>", and press <return> if I want to
> > override the defaults
> >
> > now I know nothing about these params and I'm more familiar with a dos
> > disk where i shove that thing in and reboot and I'm looking at a dos
> > even if my harddrive is totally wanked.
> >
> > what I've read has told me to boot up and edit some files - fstab maybe?
> > but uh - *blush*  - how can I get to a danged prompt?
> >
> >
> > for the ardour list:  does this sound familiar, is this version of
> > known to do this kind of thing?
> >

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