[arch-general] VPS can't access after update filesystem?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Jun 12 11:43:52 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Bill Sun <cap.sensitive at gmail.com> wrote:
> I rent a VPS from a not-so-famous provider, and they use XEN. After I
> updated my system on Jun 10 (I update my system every Sundays), My VPS
> seems dead. I can't ssh to it, I can't ping to it, I can't do anything
> to it. I don't get any error message from the SolusVM control panel---it
> says: 'online'
> The service of my provider is not that good, so I really don't get any
> useful info from them. I re-installed the OS (they provide
> Archlinux-2011.7-x86-64), and the VPS is accessible again. But after I
> update that new system, The VPS stopped working, same as above.
> All I know is that update includes 'filesystem' package. So I suspect
> the updated 'filesystem' package is the culprit. Maybe the 'init'
> process encountered some errors.
> No error log (probably won't get anything anyway), so...

Did you follow the instructions in the news item?

One thing to try would be "pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem", reboot
and check if your server still works, and only then upgrade
filesestem. At least that will tell you what the culprit is.


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