After investigation, I think the server may have a bad hard drive. I booted used knoppix and found the file system intact. I tried to get grub to reinitialize the boot sector, but no luck there. So, I got the original SuSE disk and was able to start booting the system with that. However, a lot of drivers were failing, unable to find files or having errors. I\'m under the impression the file system may have become corrupt due to a hard drive failure and that the drive is losing data.
We checked the drive with Western Digital\'s test utilities, but it didn\'t report any problems. However, I\'ve had drives that don\'t fail the non-destructive tests. So, I\'m going to back the drive up and run those to see what happens.