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startpar process left hanging when starting processes from rc.local or init.d

I have a peculiar issue when starting ongoing(service-like) processes from either full blown init.d script (SysV style) or a simple one-line call from rc.local file like so: su someuser -c ...
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114 views

Why or who did reboot my server

One of our servers rebooted last night reboot system boot 2.6.32-5-amd64 Wed Jan 15 03:24 - 16:07 (1+12:42) Our hoster didn't do it, nor did I. syslog does not show any error Jan 15 03:17:01 ...
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pb with fsck at boot and no-existent partition (raid1 soft, 1 disk absent)

My goal is to install debian with raid1 on 2 disks. During the install of debian, it's not possible to put a boot flag on a raid partition, so /boot is not in raid1. but I try a similar thing. (/ and ...
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Linux “/dev/SDA” goes read only file system on SDB device failure [closed]

i have a very peculiar issue that is running in my system. Using debian linux : My system boots up very normally with a primary and secondary hard disk. suddenly my secondary hard disk fails with ...
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How to start Rails from a shell script on Debian?

I don't really have any need to mess with passenger or capistrano at the moment. I simply want to run rails on boot on port 3000. I've attempted to replicate this tutorial for node as much as I could ...
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159 views

Start pacemaker on boot in debian

I'm using corosync and pacemaker on a debian, and at each reboot I need to start pacemaker by hand. Is there a solution to make it happend automaticaly? Tanks a lot.
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All Debian boot messages

How can the messages that scroll by when booting a Debian system be reviewed later? In other words, how can I review absolutely all of them conveniently? That's the important point to the question; ...
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What causes partitions to be mounted at boot?

I'm upgrading machines from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. I do all the setup with FAI - disks, packaging, everything. So they come up ready for production. Its all good. One particular machine has two ...
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1answer
113 views

How to boot from CD rom in a Sunfire v250 server

I have a Sunfire v250 server that currenlty has Debian installed, I need to make a fresh Debian install with the newest stable version, but I cannot make it boot from the Debian CD. The servers ...
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Error at booting server - ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen

I installed Debian 6 on HP server with hardware RAID 5 configured. RAID Controller Info 04:03.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 64xx [0e11:0046] (rev 01) Kernel ...
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477 views

Debian Wheezy No longer booting. Freezes after setting kernel variables

My Debian (Wheezy) server has been running smoothly for a very long time with no indications of any problems. I had it running 24/7 so it was always on. The other day my power went out and when I ...
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How to list services/daemons started at boot _and_ check their loading order

I want to be sure in what order services are started during boot process in Debian based systems (Debian Squeeze in particular). Thanks in advance.
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How do I run a Debian init.d script manually, not at boot?

How do I stop an init.d server from running on boot, but still allow running it manually?
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1answer
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Debian 3.1 (Sarge) init.d boot order

I am using a TS-7800 single board computer from Technologic Systems that ships with Debian 3.1 (Sarge). I have updated it to Squeeze, but due to various driver issues I have been forced to roll back ...
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1answer
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How to force Debian to boot new Kernel?

I'm running Debian 6, Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 under Grub2 ( 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1) on a remote system (no possibility to view the pre-boot messages). I compiled and installed a ...
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Debian - Stopping MySQL from booting at start

I have MySQL on my computer for development purposes, but most of the time I don't use it. How can I configure my Debian so it won't start MySQL at boot, but only when I tell it to ( using service ...
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Hide boot messages

I want to hide boot messages at startup in debian. I saw this link and it was so useful as it said i do this to /etc/init.d/rcS: exec /etc/init.d/rc S >/dev/null 2>&1 and the result was ...
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How to add a service to the S runlevel in Debian?

I have the following script (what it does exactly is not important): #!/bin/sh -e ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: watchdog_early # Required-Start: udev # Required-Stop: # ...
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1answer
551 views

Postfix not starting on boot

So I run Debian 6 and have installed and configured postfix...the problem is postfix starts normally when I start it with: sudo service postfix start but if I reboot the server it won't. I have ...
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1answer
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Setup grub2 on a GPT software raid 3 TB HDD

I like to setup grub2 on a GPT softare raid 3 TB HDD. Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 1050623 512.0 MiB FD00 Linux RAID 2 ...
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548 views

Timing issues with OpenVPN and NFS mounts (Debian Squeeze)

I'm trying to mount NFS filesystems over an OpenVPN link on Debian Squeeze. The problem is that the default layout of init scripts and such tries to mount the NFS filesystems before bringing up the ...
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377 views

debian symlink existing daemon incrond to start at boot

I'm triying to start the incron daemon "incrond" at boot but doesn't work. I have done : ln -s /usr/sbin/incrond /etc/init.d/incrond chmod 755 /etc/init.d/incrond update-rc.d incrond enable But no ...
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Debian system won't boot due to corrupt file system

I am having this problem with my server when I boot. I'm trying the fsck /dev/sda1 by logging into maintenance mode which i get the option to do when it boots. Check the screen shot. It's so far ...
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Linux: Can I prepare a boot-disk for another system when CPU architecture differs?

On a remote server the boot/system disk is corrupting. It is running Debian 4.0 on an Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz. Is it possible to "prepare" a bootable disk I'll then send to my ISP to install? ...
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Debain no longer booting after apt-get remove upstart

I can no longer boot my server up. I get the following issue: Loading, please wait... Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off # _ and ...
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Booting root filesystem on LVM

I can't seem to make this work (or find info on the internet on the issue). Are there any additional settings when creating initramfs with the root filesystem on lvm? This should be the settup: ...
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1answer
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MySQL does not automatically start on boot up after changing bind-address on Debian

I installed the mysql-server-5.1 package on Debian 6. Changed the bind-address to 10.100.1.10 (for internal use), and when I reboot the server it doesn't start up mysql. This is what the syslog ...
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Debian boot problems

I've got Debian server with one disk. No dual boot or anything fancy. Just Debian 6.0 (Squeeze). I rebooted the server today and now it doesn't boot. I get the following (from GRUB): error: ...
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Need to edit boot.lst from busybox

I have just managed to break my Debian install. I was having problems with a kernel update, and had to edit menu.lst to get it to install. I have managed to typo and set the boot device to ...
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1answer
718 views

Update Grub on Squeeze - Kernel downgrade due VMware Server [closed]

I happen to run into various problems regarding grub and kernels. I don't really care about the kernel internas. All I want is VMware server in that dedicated root-server. 1.) What is a bzImage vs. ...
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1answer
139 views

Is it possible to install a new Kernel on an OS I can't boot into?

I just installed Debian onto an SD card via my laptop. I have now moved that SD card to my server and tried to boot from it. The error it's giving me is: This kernel requires the following features ...
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2answers
545 views

Debian update to Grub2 boot problems

I recently installed Debian Lenny on a VM and ran all apt-get updates which also upgraded Grub to version 2. I followed all the instructions (as best as I could) and everything works fine except it ...
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1answer
1k views

software RAID array not starting in initramfs on Debian

One of my Debian servers (kernel 2.6.30-AMD64) refuses to start the software RAID array that houses the root partition in initramfs. It dumps me with a busybox console. When I follow the necessary ...
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1answer
2k views

eTrayz: Replace base system with a bootstrapped Debian

I bought an eTrayz NAS time ago. The device is more or less good but it ships with a closed-source custom linux and a bunch of broken web-apps. I wanted to replace the whole system with a raw Debian ...
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Can't boot linux server with LILO

I've got an old linux server that failed to boot this morning. It's running Debian stable. I get the following on the console: LILO 22.8 Loading ...
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291 views

What could be causing LVM errors on first boot after install in Debian?

I've installed Debian (lenny) on a machine at home. It was set up during install to have a /boot partition, then the rest was encrypted, then had an LVM ontop of that, then all the other partitons ...
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Debian boot disc with a gnu zebra

How can i build a debian boot disc with GNU Zebra installed on it? Thanks.
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Recommended way to disable a service in Debian

Is there a "recommended way" to disable a service in Debian? (Disable = The service is installed but won't start automatically when the machine boots.) I know that you can update-rc.d -f service ...
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3answers
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Why is GRUB drive enumeration different before and after boot?

I'm looking at a system with Debian/Lenny on a couple of old IDE PATA drives (several RAID-1 partitions including /boot) and a relatively recently added SATA drive. The system works fine but I've ...
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4answers
3k views

Understanding the Linux boot process, subsystem initialization, & udev rules?

I'm creating UDEV rules for automounting external drives on a headless server, much in the same way as Gnome-VFS does automounting during a user session. I'm concerned with the rule's behavior at ...
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4answers
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Superblock last mount time is in the future

Yesterday, I encountered a confused problem. During booting, the system complained that the superblock last mount time is in the future and ask me to fsck. I have used Debian Squeeze for months and ...
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4answers
509 views

Odd memtest86/boot problems on linux machine

I run Debian Lenny 64-bit on an HP server with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It boots with LILO rather than GRUB because it has an XFS root partition. Up until today it had 3 GB (2x 512MB and 2x ...
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Boot Debian Linux from image on external USB drive

I have an external USB hard drive with one big VFAT partition. In order to run Linux occasionally on a Windows system, I'd like to maintain a Debian Linux installation in one big file (say ...