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Tuxis

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I've seen this three times now, on different virtual machines. I rebooted these Operator VM's (on a not-supported platform, but please do read on) and they didn't boot. So I got a rescue disk to what's wrong. And there you go, the disks seem to be empty. No bootloader, no partitiontable. So, that sucked.

HOWEVER: I've been able to fix it.

Using fdisk I could recreate the partitiontable, and then the Operator installer notices that Operator is already installed, and asks if you want to repair the install. I did want to do that, so I selected that option. This does not fix it though. There are two thing Kerio should fix in the repair option:

1: Check if the 'bootable' flag is set on the appropriate partition
2: There is a grub-setup command in the installer, that sets up grub to install on the correct disk. Unless I ran this command manually on the shell on TTY2, grub is not installed. So please run that command if you select the repair option.

Thanks.
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Filip Jenicek (Kerio)

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Hi,

it appears your disk images get corrupted. Which platform is it and what caused the data to get lost?

The installer is not supposed to recreate a partition table nor fix it. It is used to install Operator. As far as I know, grub is installed when creating a new partition table. I understand your points, but I would advise you to focus more on the data loss.

Btw, it might be easier and more reliable to schedule periodic backups and once something like this happens, make a clean install and restore the system from a backup.

Filip
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