Unix/Linux is traditionally intollerant of hard (power outage) shutdowns
It happens because *nix caches the disk "directory" in ram and doesn't necessarily write it back to disk except during the shut down process.
We have a support request in to both RH and HP on ways to improve this. If you are interested I'll let you know what they suggest (and if it works) when we get it all sorted out.
My original comment was a truism known by by most 'nix admins
"Don't ever turn the computer off by just pressing the power switch!"
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When I turned the 2 servers back on a couple of days later, the Windows 2000 server came back up with no problems, but the Linux box did not. The server was corrupt and I had to rebuild as Don has stated. I am far from a "nix admin," but its fairly obvious that the issue isn't hardware, but software.
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