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Stuck at grub prompt after a default CentOS 6 installation

I am having a very strange problem installing CentOS 6 that I've never encountered before. I've followed these same steps thousands of times before, but within the past couple weeks I've had two ...
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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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1answer
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Providing normal users(non-root) with initialization and shutdown auto-run capabilities

I'm hosting an experimental/testing Linux box, running Debian Wheezy 7.4.0 distribution. Different users log into the machine over ssh to their accounts and are allowed to run the development tools ...
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Cannot enable NMI Watchdog on HM65 Core i5

I'm trying to enable the NMI Watchdog on Linux on an AFL-12A-HM65 touch screen with an Intel HM65 Core i5 CPU. The user manual has an implementation for DOS (real helpful) but not for Linux. There ...
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How much data does Linux read on average boot? [closed]

I wonder how much data in total does a freshly installed vanilla Linux system (like 32-bit CentOS 5.10) read in order to get to a virtual console shell prompt? You know, reading all the configuration ...
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CentOS hangs on boot after watches established

CentOS can not boot and hangs after Setting up watches. I saw the following in verbose boot. But It will boot into single user mode. CentOS 6.5 X64 any ideas to fix this please? Starting crond ...
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105 views

How do I fix my server to boot properly after removing / adding a drive on my mdadm software RAID

I configured a RAID-5 array for a data partition mounted on /mnt/data. My system is not booting on it (/ and /boot is on a dedicated drive not part of any RAID array). I added a 4th drive to my 3 ...
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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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1answer
90 views

Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
0
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1answer
91 views

CentOS 6 init script doesn't work properly

I'm setting up my ruby production server based on CentOS 6. I need a process called god (which is a process monitoring tool) to start at boot. I'm using an init script that I found here. Just as ...
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1answer
216 views

How to load the environment variables at boot time before X11 on Ubuntu Precise?

Using Ubuntu Precise 64 bit, I'm facing a problem that I'm unable to solve and that I'll try to describe below: I'm using a console mode program (let's say abc) that uses Go, NodeJS, Java and Scala. ...
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What determines the time to first ping response in an OS?

When a server (say Windows, Linux) is rebooted, it will take some time to respond to ping. I'm assuming that the software firewall has to be up before pings will be returned as there might be a ...
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I accidently zipped my whole server

Alright if anyone wants to play god and work miracles i'm down. So, i was given the task of making a script that found files that are older than 6 months, zipped them and then deleted them. On my way ...
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1answer
642 views

What is the correct way to install software RAID 1 in CentOS 6.4?

I'm going to install CentOS 6.4 on HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 server. This server has fakeraid controller so i decided to use software raid. The problem is that i don't know how to correctly install GRUB ...
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1answer
360 views

CloudLinux server won't boot [closed]

I have a cPanel server, running Cloud Linux, it's a dedicated server that originally ran CentOS 6.4 and SoftRaid 1. I converted it to CloudLinux after a fresh re-install. I didn't have a need to ...
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chkconfig on for arbitrary path program

Noramlly to add a start up program one have something like chkconfig httpd on however how can I do this for a program that I need to start like /usr/local/program/sbin/program ? I tried ...
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boot from raid 1 problems

I have a server with a raid controller on which I use raid 1 and two hard disks with linux. Yesterday one of the disks failed. Then I delete in raid's controller interface the raid 1 array (my fault). ...
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1answer
172 views

CentOS No Login Prompt After rc.local Executes

This is a CentOS 6.4 server with no GUI. After rc.local executes in the boot sequence, I am not presented with a console style login prompt. I can type characters on the screen but there is no login ...
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1answer
94 views

Slackware 10.1 hangs at boot with kernel 3.x

In Slackware 10.1, what happens between rc.S and rc.M during boot? Trying to boot kernel 3.x (tried 3.4 and 3.10) on this box and it hangs right after rc.S finishes execution. 2.6 kernels boot up just ...
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226 views

linux server hangs after “running local boot scripts”

after a sudden electricity break down one of the company servers (ubuntu) hangs at boot. I have an OK message for "running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)" but it freeze there and a black screep ...
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2answers
112 views

Remotely diagnosing a hang during kernel boot

I've tried to update Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 12.10 on a dedicated server I'm renting, and now it won't boot off the HDD. Netboot with the same kernel works fine, and the same kernel that worked before ...
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132 views

How to set a binary to init on boot like Apache does (run as a service)

I am trying to setup PhantomJS to run as a service. I found the skeleton file in /etc/init.d and I am running on Ubuntu 12.10. In trying to figure this out I found the symlinks in the /etc/rc*.d ...
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1answer
84 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 ...
3
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2answers
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Where/when does a (Debian) Linux system change the console display mode?

I'm installing Debian Wheezy (7.0rc1) on a box of mine. For reasons I won't go into here, I don't want the framebuffer to be used for the console display during boot (nor afterwards). To avoid this, I ...
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2answers
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CentOS won't present login menu after a new service was defined

Yesterday I was trying to install Ganglia in my virtual machine. After I defined Ganglia as a service I reboot the machine, but after that CentOS won't present the log in menu anymore. I think it's ...
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2answers
373 views

Linux - ran out of space on /boot directory - what can I do?

I stupidly put boot in its own partition of 228M space and now when I try to do an upgrade, it keeps telling me it's out of space. I tried to remove old packages but still not enough space. Is there ...
2
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1answer
129 views

I'm stuck on choosing the right Linux bootloader for software RAID-10

I'm installing Gentoo on a SOHO server with 4 500GB Hitachi hard drives. I was able to boot from Live USB, created RAID-10 array /dev/md0 with the following command: mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...
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1answer
359 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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1answer
439 views

CentOS 6.3 drive encryption being on remove server

During the clean installation of CentOS 6.3, I choose to encrypt the primary partition / (the whole drive) (obviously except /boot). My point is to have fully encrypted drive (8 drives in RAID10) but ...
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Fedora 5 booting Issue

I have an issue in my fedora core 5, installed in HP Proliant ML 150 server. Till yesterday it was working fine but today when I started this it gave me the following error: File system is ext2fs, ...
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using Linux as a bootloader?

I have an embedded device with a SPI connected flash. Basically this means the device boots its bootloader and Linux kernel from a small flash part. As the device boots, but before the root ...
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1answer
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Who do scripts executed from /etc/init.d/boot.local run as?

I have some lines appended to /etc/init.d/boot.local on a OpenSuse 11.1 server. They are some scripts I want run at boot. Who do these get execute as? In particular, I have one script that needs ...
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1answer
99 views

How is GRUB config is read before filesystem is mounted?

During Linux booting how is the contents of grub.conf read since the file system is not mounted yet?
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Lost Linux root password - Recovery mode and init=/bin/bash fail

I lost/forgot the root password to a server sitting beside me and am trying to reset it. I would rather not have to wipe and re-install or use a Live CD (server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04). What ...
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messed up my server during upgrade lenny -> squeeze. Any hope?

The server is hosted by vpslink and running inside a xen-environment. During the upgrade somehow, besides other things, /dev/urandom got messed up, so I can't login via ssh because opensshd can't ...
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1answer
131 views

Installing SP2 on SLES 11 overwrote /etc/init.d/boot.local

From what I understand, the file /etc/init.d/boot.local is a perfectly legit place to sprinkle a few extra commands you would like to be run when SLES 11 starts up. However, when our organization ...
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204 views

Sudo won't execute command as another user

I'm trying to get a unicorn server to start when the server boots. I've created a shell script which works if I log as the ubuntu user and run /etc/init.d/unicorn start Shell script #!/bin/sh ...
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1answer
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Opensuse and Clonezilla: Cloned hard drive won't boot

Recently I used Clonezilla cloned one hard drive which I installed Opensuse 12.2, include all partitions. When I tried to restore it on another machine (with very similar hardware and same model of ...
2
votes
1answer
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Scientific Linux won't boot after yum updates kernel

I just updated kernel for my Linux: [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.1 (Carbon) [root@localhost ~]# uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain ...
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1answer
102 views

How to make a bootable USB out of my VPS?

I copied a backup of my entire VPS (Debian on OpenVZ) on a USB drive, and want to boot from this USB to test something on my server (in fact its duplicate). However, there is no nothing in the boot ...
2
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3answers
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Daemon doesn't start at boot - how can I debug this?

I installed new relic according to their quick install instructions. If I start the daemon manually after boot with /etc/init.d/newrelic-daemon restart it works, but it doesn't run automatically ...
0
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1answer
548 views

Can't start Hadoop from an init.d script

I'm using CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to start Hadoop from an init.d script, but it's failing. This is what I see in boot.log : Retrigger failed udev events [ OK ] ...
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Ubuntu is stuck in the bootup process

Please see this picture. It's just stuck there, and won't go to the next step. What should I do about it? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
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How to run unprivileged scripts from rc.local at system boot?

I've set up my /etc/rc.local to start some services using a couple of scripts to bring my system up on reboot. One script runs as root and starts nginx, mysql, php etc... and works fine. The other ...
1
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3answers
670 views

PXE boot Linux - what goes where?

I have an x86-64 machine that can boot via PXE, and want to boot a live Fedora 17. I do not want to install it, I just want to run as though booting the live CD. For a server I have (read: am stuck ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

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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3answers
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/boot on separate disk or on the raid array

I have 3 ssd disks (59 GB) each. I want to use them as sofware raid5 with fedora 15. I read that it is recommended to have /boot on a separate disk. 2 questions: 1) is it possible and advisable to ...
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135 views

control startup order of several servers

I'm looking for recommendations on how to control the startup order of a rack of machine should they all need to be booted back up. In more detail: Group1: DHCP/DNS/LDAP Server Group2: NFS ...
3
votes
3answers
60 views

Linux on a drive-boot-only machine

I have a blade server that was imaged prior to me getting my hands on it. It's a hot swap four drive RAID, no CD. I'm trying to load Linux onto it (Ubuntu if it matters), but the BIOS doesn't allow ...
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1answer
237 views

Adding Linux kernel command line parameters

I would like to increase the size of the vmalloc region from the default value, and pass vmalloc= as a command line parameter while booting. I am booting a uImage. In which file do I need to add the ...