Booting is the initial set of operations that a computer system performs when electrical power is switched on. The process begins when a computer that has been turned off is re-energized, and ends when the computer is ready to perform its normal operations.

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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 refuses to boot

My HP ProLiant DL180 G6 died on me during the night. Sadly during an raid-5 to raid-6 rebuild so my data may or may not be lost. That's next but first, the server won't boot. Problem details: Front ...
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kvm “could not read from cdrom (code 3)” [on hold]

The VM "ran" (didn't fail to start due to an error) but immediately stopped with boot failure (no boot device). When I finally found the answer to this I thought it was worth posting for others ...
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Windows Server with RAID error message after power outage - not booting

Good afternoon, We had a power outage last week at one of our remote sites which brought down the entire server room. Most of the systems came back online after the outage was resolved, but we have ...
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device-mapper: table: 253:3: snapshot: Failed to read snapshot [closed]

I use Clonezilla to restore linux system, after system restore finish System fail to boot up shown following error message Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... Found volume group "...
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Is it ok to remove kernel-debug* on a production system if it's preventing upgrades? KVM template: /boot does not have enough space

So there are legacy CentOS 6.x VPS templates on a very good host which are "stuck" with a 100mb /boot partition. Unfortunately since it was spawned ~4 years ago, one of our servers falls into this ...
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Run a shell command on ubuntu/nginx boot

I have a ubuntu 13 running nginx and node.js, to start mongodb I need to run on command line: mongod --config /etc/mongodb.conf Problem is that when I exit terminal, it stops, how can I add this to ...
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How can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system [migrated]

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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Install debian 8 on a LVM Volume with Type RAID1 GRUB2 cant find volume group

Hello Community! I tried the whole day long to setup up an LVM type Raid1 Volume on Debian 8.5, but the Server is not be able to boot from it. First of all here is the error i get from GRUB2: ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 fails to boot. BSOD w/ error “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE”

I'm running Windows Server 2012 r2 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950. I've had it for several months now and it's been running fine, but a few days ago, it rebooted while I was out for whatever reason, and I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 sometimes fails to boot (or shut down?) - stuck at spinner

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 VMware virtual machines have scheduled tasks defined to reboot them weekly using shutdown.exe /r and some of these servers fail to restart some of the time. When I connect ...
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Centos7 Fresh install boots into black screen

I installed Centos7 onto a box we have here for testing, I am using a Bootable HDD to install it on the System, I have used the same HDD to install Centos7 on a Dell Powerblade Server & a HP Z640 ...
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Nohup at boot in Debian

I have a Debian server with kernel version 2.6.26-2-686. At boot time it reaches a line `nohup: ignoring input and appending output to 'nohup.out' and then it stops. I can't get to the command ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine [migrated]

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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Unable to find file system erro in Debian Live CD over PXE

I'm having trouble setting up a Debian Live CD to run over HTTP with PXE. I can not see the problem, apache logs indicate 200 to request that accesses the filesystem.squashfs. The console looks like ...
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PXE Boot serva windows

Created as per pxe boot microsoft surface Having a problem pxe booting through serva, this is for a microsoft surface. Windows 7 image, it seems to freeze when loading 'bootmgfw.efi' although it ...
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Set an network interface in FreeBSD as DHCP-enabled, but totally silent until explicitly enabled

I'm setting up a FreeBSD carp router/firewall backup, my provider is giving out IP by DHCP, it's static and tied to MAC address of my NIC, so when carp switches state I'm trying to switch off the ...
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Decreasing boot time for Solaris 11.3

I'm trying to decrease boot times for Solaris 11.3. This is from a DL360 with 10K drives. Its the same machine that has the ACPI issues and lacks the BIOS updates. I'm seeing two issues I'd like to ...
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Troubleshoot NFS mount not working after reboot

I created a mountpoint and an entry in the fstab nas:/server1 /nas/server1 nfs rw,_netdev 0 0 This should try to mount the nfs during startup; but it might fail. That is ...
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Server not booting after 16.04 upgrade (not pinging)

Yesterday I upgraded my server to 16.04, all fine and when I rebooted the server has rebooted to rescue. I fixed packaging conflicts via apt-get autoremoveapt-get upgrade etc... I also tryed to repair ...
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Mount block device on boot using systemd in coreos

I am mounting /dev/vdb1 to /media/esdata using the following systemd unit: The unit is located at /etc/systemd/system/media-esdata.mount: [Unit] Description=Mount cinder volume Before=docker.service ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G5 issue while booting (no error messages, just beep code)

I need helps as I cannot boot up the server. There are 2 processes happen: 1st: The server checks for hardware issue but since no beeps, I guess everything is ok. The monitor is white (slowly ...
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RTNETlink Invalid Argument

I've no idea with this. It was working, now it isn't. Trying to configure a switch which needs a static IP. My /etc/network/interfaces is: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo ...
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Why wont my service run after reboot?

I have created the following service in the directory /etc/init.d of my Debian 7.2 Wheezy machine: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: myService # Required-Start: $all # Required-...
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home logical volume is not available after reboot

On a server with RHEL 7.2 it gets to emergency mode when rebooting. Looking a bit I found out that what happens is that the /home partition was missing and the reason was LVM: --- Logical volume ---...
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Large percentage of identical systems hang on soft reboot

Reaching out for any other ideas after banging my head against this problem for a week. We have approximately 100 identical systems using the AAEON PICO-ITX BT01 motherboard with J1900 Celeron ...
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GPT, grub and mdadm. sda drive replaced, raid rebuilt in recovery mode, but now server won't boot

This is how partition table loooks like: (parted) print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size (logical/...
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Linux init script service - delay until mysql socket is ready

How does one go about delaying a service init script in Linux until the MySQL socket exists? Does the sleep command in a startup script delay the entire boot process, or are init scripts each ...
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Why shouldn't I use striping raid on the partition I boot from?

The Gentoo Handbook says: You should not use any form of striping such as RAID-0 or RAID-5 on the partition you boot from. Why is this? I've never seen a similar warning before. Grub supports ...
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Windows 7 update kills boot sector

I have a serious problem with a bunch of computers. They're all equiped with a ASUS P9X79 Pro Mainboard, running Windows 7 Ultimate and refuse to boot starting with one machine yesterday morning and 4 ...
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mdadm software RAID isn't assembled at boot during initramfs stage

First, I prefer to mention I've found and read this. I'm running Debian Jessie with a standard 3.16 kernel. I've manually defined a RAID1 array. But it is not assembled automatically at boot time. ...
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issues booting fresh install of UbuntuOS

I have 2 hard drives on my server and i have previously installed CentOS on one of the hard drives(not sure which but i am guessing the second) I install fresh Ubuntu 14.04LTS on the first one i ...
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CentOS7 install on ESXi6 shows blank black screen after selecting install or test from menu

I'm trying to install a fresh version of CentOS7 on a new ESXi host we have setup. I can create the VM just fine, and select the CentOS7 ISO from the datastore. Once I boot the VM up and open the ...
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Can't find logical volume when booting imported disk images in Xen guest

I've got a couple of drives I copied over using ddrescue to image files for booting under Xen. They contain an LVM volume group with a couple of volumes in it, which was originally split across two ...
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FreebSD 10.1 x64 KLDLOAD UCOM and UTDFI

Using a freebsd 10.1 x64 system. I am trying to get an LCD working and need to load UCOM.ko and UTDFI.ko. When I try to load them I get unsupported file type. I took them off another freebsd 10.1 x64 ...
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Bios boot devices are messed up [closed]

I hope I'm on the right StackExchange here.. bare with me. I have installed and removed a few linux and windows distributions. Now all of them are displayed as boot device in my mainboard. I only ...
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Recovery Tool does not recognize hard drive

This server was recently shut down due to power cut. When I tried booting up, BSOD appeared with an error stating : process1_initialization_failed. According to MS this was a result of corrupted boot ...
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Recovery from i8042 no controller found during boot?

I have a set of identical hardware, Dell R210s. To replicate their configuration, I use a method to image /dev/sda from a working machine, and then apply that image to a new machine. It has been ...
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Server 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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Loading initial ramdisk very slow

I have a SUSE Linux 12 system here where the boot step "Loading initial ramdisk ..." sporadically takes hours instead of seconds. This system is supposed to boot from SAN and multipath is in place. ...
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Mount partition as read-only until reboot

Is it possible on Linux to mount a partition as read-only at boot time and make sure it cannot be re-mounted as read-write until next boot / power off?
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Debian hangs entering single user mode

My Debian system hangs when trying to enter single user mode on "start job is running for LSB" as shown in screenshot below. Any idea how to recovery it? This thing started occurring after restarting ...
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HP ML350p Gen8 won't boot from PCIe SSD [closed]

I have a HP ML350p Gen8 with a PCIe SSD and I'm trying to boot from it, but it won't do it. I can see the PCIe SSD in the list of hard drives when to choose where to install windows 10 pro, but after ...
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ESXI 6.0 system disk boot failure

My Poweredge 2950 running esxi 6.0 has worked for a long time. Running raid5 on 4 2TB disks. And one 1TB for system and VM. First I notised that I could't open console on my VM's. After a reboot some ...
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Debian Jessie samba start on boot

I'm having issues starting samba on boot on Debian Jessie. I do not understand how to do it as it seems that the samba script wrapper is deliberately made not to work. I tried to issue a update-rc.d ...
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cannot boot because of networking service

I have a fresh install of debian 8.3 jessie on a new server with all upgrades However each time I try to reboot the machine, debian enter in emergency mode The screen got stucked at "A start job is ...
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Right way to Migrate bootable Windows Server 2008 SP2 from RAID 5 Vdisk to RAID 0 or Single SATA and ensure Booting?

Did the following 2 identical blank 1 TB SATA drives: Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to RAID 0 Drive on Controller Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to SATA Drive on Motherboard SATA Port Using ...
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Portwell motherboard: Boot-time fsck finds “unexpected inconsistency” due to system time

Although this question involves an embedded motherboard, serverfault seemed to me the best stackexchange forum to post to. My colleagues and I have been investigating this weird Linux boot problem ...
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Windows 2003(!) Server won't boot: stuck at “applying security policy”

We have a (partly) decommissioned Windows 2003 server (of year 2000 vintage) which has been running fine until I had to turn it off for the first time in months due to a planned power outage. The ...
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Unable to boot openSUSE or SLES12 from plain installation on Gen9 server

I am installing software on a brand new HP DL120 Gen9 server. This is going to be just a high-performance testing machine. I wanted to install openSUSE Leap. Intelligent provisioning won't recognize ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this screenprint: How can I solve this issue?