Server: Rescue system

PawnHost Server Rescue System

To start a server in the Rescue System, it needs to be activated in your  dashboard.

Mounting the Drive(s) in the Rescue System Without Software Raid You can display the detected drives.

ls /dev/[hsv]d[a-z][0-9]

ls /dev/sda

# e.g. /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3

You can then mount the desired drive/partition.

mount /dev/sda3 /mnt 

With Software Raid You can display the detected MD devices.

ls /dev/md*

# e.g. /dev/md0 /dev/md1 /dev/md2

You can then mount the desired MD device.

mount /dev/md2 /mnt


Mounting LVM Volumes You can display the LVM Volumes.

ls /dev/mapper/*

# e.g. /dev/mapper/vg0-home /dev/mapper/vg0-root /dev/mapper/vg0-swap

You can then mount the desired LVM volumes.

mount /dev/mapper/vg0-root /mnt

Resetting the Root Password To reset the root password of the server, you must first mount the drives as explained in point 3.

Then use chroot to switch into the mounted system.

chroot-prepare /mnt

chroot /mnt

You can now change the password directly by using passwd.


Installation of an Operating System

Pawnhost allow you to fresh install OS via your dashboard.  Simply select the desired operating system and let the system finish installation for you.  All OS installations will erase the previous data on the server.


Dashboard Quick Detail

Reboot :

Press power button of server: it will turn off/on the server

execute automatic reset: restart your server

order manual reset : restart your server

Rescue : it will take you to emergency fail safe login mode, where you can mount the filesystem and perform necessary actions.

Linux : you ll be able to fresh install linux , it will erase all your data

VNC : it will offer you VNC access while installation

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