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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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
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