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 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 # ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Sun M4000 — how do I reset the F/W password on the bootable domains

I have just gotten assigned to working with an Sun M4000 system of which I know very little about. Nor does anybody else within the company. I can get into the initial service module (XSCF).... But ...
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Create a new Linux boot disk using a reference disk?

I need to build a Linux boot disk for a system, but assemble the disk using a different system than the one the disk is for. I have a known-good "reference" disk: is there a way to selectively clone ...
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Does memtest86+ test memory which is used to run itself?

One of the common server failure scenarios is bad DRAM, sometimes even when ECC memory is used. memtest86+ is one of the most useful tools to diagnose DRAM problems. As it loads itself at the start ...
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New Swap Drive - Linux Hangs during Boot

An application checked the swap space during install and required it to be the same amount as ram. So i added a new disk (Server is a VM) and done the following: swapoff /dev/mapper/ol-swap vgcreate ...
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Replacing failed RAID 1 drive on Windows Server 2008 - new drive not bootable

I'm trying to replace a failed RAID 1 drive in Win Server 2008 R2 Foundation and am running into difficulty. See the image from Disk Management: Disk 0 is the good drive from the original RAID ...
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CentOS /boot is full even after removing previous kernel

During several months before every update system action I need to clean up /boot directory because it is full. I had removed old kernels as described here (How to free up space on RHEL6 /boot ...
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Ran chkconfig but crond not starting on reboot on Amazon Linux

I am trying to get the cron daemon to start on reboot on an instance of Amazon Linux (Linux version 3.14.57-34.46.amzn1.x86_64). I have run: $ sudo chkconfig crond on If I run: $ chkconfig --list ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda ...
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Encrypted LVM stops when mounting swap

I have configured a disk with LUKS this way (Ubuntu server 15.10): Boot partition Rest partition (LVM group) LVM data -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 /data LVM root -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 / LVM ...
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restart client after download .img file from PXE

I want to install pfsense using pxe. In Windows 7, I have installed the Tftpd32 software and set it up (conf file is below). The client machine downloads the image file (pfsense.img) successfully ...
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Docker daemon doesn't start on boot on CoreOS

I have a vanilla install of CoreOS (835.9.0) and it doesn't start the docker daemon on startup. It only starts when I SSH in and do eg docker ps. How can i make the docker daemon automatically start ...
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Replaced SATA controller, software RAID (mdadm) stopped booting: grub rescue> no such disk

I have a relatively old server machine which has no SATA ports on the motherboard (Dell Precision Workstaion 650). Also have a cheap FakeRAID controller (VIA VT6421 Chipset) and two Seagate 3TB drives ...
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FreeNAS Flash Drive Corruption

The flash drive that had FreeNAS on it was unplugged while the system was running. Now when I start the system, I get the following error: GRUB loading . . Welcome to GRUB! error: unknown ...
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Debian server reboots after every login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! Has ...
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dracut-pre-trigger rd.md=0 removing md raid activation boot fails

The system is Fedora 22, recently upgraded from Fedora 21. The remaining kernel from Fedora 21 boots. The two kernels installed after the upgrade fail to boot. The system is an Intel S-5000 PAL with ...
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Kernel config options explained

Can anyone explain what the following options from my centos 5.9 box do CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT=y CONFIG_HAS_DMA=y CONFIG_GENERIC_HARDIRQS=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IRQ_PROBE=y CONFIG_GENERIC_PENDING_IRQ=y ...
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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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How to use systemd-firstboot.service?

I'm making an image of Debian Jessie. On boot the system has no /etc/machine-id file. This causes some problems with the journald that doesn't start. I've found that in the systemd repo: # This ...
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How to reset the ConditionFirstBoot in systemd?

How to make the system think that it's the first boot again? Need that for some fast testing without reflashing the image.
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Is it possible to script rebooting to another OS once?

In Server 2012 R2 you can hold Shift when you choose to reboot from the start menu it brings you to a screen that lets you choose which OS you want to boot to if you have multi-boot set up. This ...