On Redhat EL4, web server, with Tomcat 5.0.19,we have a situation where the system crashed

and when rebooted it stops in grub. From grub, when we try to mount root paritions or find

boot images, using explicit commands, we cannot find them. Seems like the root partition is

lost or file mounts corrupted.

Can anyone please tell me why and how this happens? And a way out?

Someone mentioned, last time they had this problem, they simply reinstalled Linux and

started afresh. Is this the only way out?