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Win2K P2V on XenServer 6.2: VM unable to start

I'm trying to virtualize (P2V) a very old Win2K server (an IBM x345) with related storage: a main C: drive, running on top of a RAID 5 logical-array served by an internal ServeRAID HW controller and ...
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Debian server not booting after software RAID-1 array degraded

So I have a Debian 7 server with 3 hard drives. Its RAID-1 is basically configured this way: md0: sda1, sdb1 --> / (root) md1: sda5, sdc1 + sdb5 (spare) --> /data (sdc1 is on a SSD, and sda5 is ...
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Verify architecture of kernel file

Note: I am NOT interested in the currently running kernel, but on a kernel that I am going to boot and which is in a file in the filesystem. I am going to boot a new kernel. I have prepared grub.conf ...
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Where to install GRUB 2 boot loader?

I have: sda and sdb which partitions is forming mirror RAID md0 md1 md2 md3 During update process, I was prompted where to install GRUB boot loader - on sda, sdb, md's or all together? What ...
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Did grub updating bring my server down?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server. Last night I installed a few updates using apt-get dist-upgrade, including grub, and rebooted. After rebooting, I couldn't boot into Ubuntu. I just get a big flashing ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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Getting 'out of memory aborted' on booting

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 ~ 13.10 on my old machine with MegaRAID 9240-8i. Every time I finished installing and restart, the screen just popup out of memory aborted. At first I thought that ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI systems

I originally posted this on SuperUser because I discovered this behaviour on my home computer, but this seems to be a general issue on UEFI systems, thus I'm posting here too; I also hope someone here ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root

I uploaded a centos 6.2 VMDK to s3 and then converted it to volume using ec2 import volume. Then i took the snapshot of the volume and deleted it.Now I am trying to create a instance from the snapshot ...
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FreeBSD Disable Serial Console from Bootloader?

I have a FreeBSD appliance (meaning I can't open the case or I will void the warranty) that was working well until I accidentally clicked 'Enable Serial Console' and rebooted... I went to plug in my ...
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An Error Occurred Installing Boot Loader (SLES 10.1)

I am trying to install SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) SP 1 onto a server but I'm having an issue with the bootloader. I go through the install, more a less default options except Gnome Desktop ...
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Solaris 11.1 x86 won't boot, verifying DMI Pool. How to install or verify boot blocks

x86 Solaris 11.1 had a mirrored ZFS root pool (rpool) which was 2x 320GB disks, I detached one and replaced with a 500GB disk which resilvered ok so ran the "bootadm install-bootloader" and did the ...
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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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Install Ubuntu on a separate hard drive? [closed]

I am running Windows 7. I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu, but minimize risk of something going wrong. In the past I have encountered an issue with the bootloader getting corrupted and having to ...
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PXE boot linux and windows

Here is the scenario: I have 3 machines connected to the network thru a switch: one is the server that can act as the tftp server, switch has the DHCP server and other 2 machines needs OS to be ...
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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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Is there a Linux kernel boot parameter to configure an IPv6 address?

I know there is a parameter named ip which lets you configure IPv4 addresses on the Linux kernel through the boot loader. That looks like the following: ...
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How can I get a Netgear GS748Tv1 bootloader?

We own a Netgear GS748Tv1 (serial 141*). Sadly, due to a firmware update gone wrong, the bootloader got flashed away into oblivion. Since the warranty is expired, Netgear will not help us (this ...
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Remove MBR from USB flash drive using Windows

I have a USB key that was previously set up as a bootable key (clonezilla) Because of this there is an MBR on the key that will try (and fail) to boot off the key if it is left in a system. ...
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Compiling linux kernel - `make install` asks for LILO. Now what?

So I am following this guide to compile my custom kernel - http://library.linode.com/linode-platform/custom-instances/pv-grub-custom-compiled-kernel#sph_compile-and-install-the-kernel So far so good, ...
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What and where is my bootloader on a linode instance?

Using a virtualized instance on linode.com, I don't see where my bootloader is. In the usual place where I would find grub, i.e. in /boot/grub/menu.lst, I don't see any files or directories below the ...
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Windows 7 Bootloader installs to wrong drive when installing from secondary hard drive

I have set up an unattended installation of Windows 7, but my setup causes the bootloader to be installed to the wrong drive. Here is the setup: Drive 0 (OS Drive): This is the drive that the OS gets ...
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Can you add a application to the tools list on windows 7/Vista bootloader

I have been researching a way to add the new Microsoft offline security scanner to the bootloader on windows 7. Allow security scanner to be used when a machine is possibly infected. Visual BCD may do ...
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Debian installation on software RAID (lilo.conf configuration)

Debian installation program has created lilo.conf: boot=/dev/md1 root=/dev/md1 raid-extra-boot=mbr-only But when i configure lilo i usually put these lines disk=/dev/md1 sectors=63 heads=255 ...
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How can I find out where GRUB was installed?

I need to find where GRUB was installed, for example, which drive/partition. Is it possible to figure out where it was installed?
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Installing embedded pfsense, stuck at boot loader

I am trying to install pfSense embedded image 1.2.3 RC1 onto a CF card. The box looks like it is ready to boot, but gets stuck at "Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf" followed by "/". Can anyone ...
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How does Windows Setup locate Windows installations?

How does Windows Setup locate Windows installations? For Windows 2003 and earlier, this was done using boot.ini. How is this done on newer Windows OSes that don't use boot.ini?
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How Do You Non-Destructively Check if grub2 is Installed in The Boot Sector or is Being Chain-Loaded by grub1, Without Rebooting?

We're upgrading several systems from Debian Lenny to Squeeze and I'd like to ensure that I haven't missed any grub2 installations. By default, Squeeze chain-boot-loads from grub1 and you have to run ...
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repair Grub bootloader

I had Xubuntu installed on my laptop on harddrive /dev/sda on partition /dev/sda1. Something bad happened and when I restarted my laptop black screen appeared with "kernel panic" message. So I decided ...
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How to fix Windows 2008 R2 BOOTMGR is missing

BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART Note: This is a VM on VMWare ESX server, but that should not matter I put in the 2008 R2 x64 install dvd and can get to recovery, but it lists no ...
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Booting FreeBSD from whole-disk ZFS pool?

I have a FreeBSD fileserver configured with one ZFS pool created from whole disk devices. That is, the pool was created like this: zpool create pool0 raidz ada0 ada1 ada2 This means the disks have ...
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Howto boot directly into a VirtualBox image?

I have a running setup as following: Native OS: Windows 7 64bit, 3 Partitions: c: (System) d: (FAT32, here is my vdi file) e: (unformatted) VirtualBox: Fedora 14 running off the vdi file on drive ...
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Systems Loader/ Boot systems

I have installed WIN 7 on my laptop, and currently I need to install other systems for test my app, Where can I find good boot loader for add/remove/ load a few systems ? Thanks.
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Is it possible to mount a subdirectory as the root file system at kernel startup?

I'm trying to install a linux from sources inside my home directory(as oposed to creating a dedicated partition). The basic system(glibc, kernel and init) is installed at $HOME/lfs/root. I'm booting ...
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Control which os is booted on multi-boot system

I am setting up a server with multiple operating systems for the automatic testruns of my company's product. I'd like to be able to control with a script which OS boots up after a restart, so I could ...
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Removing Windows Server 2008 Boot loader

I'm using XP in my machine. I installed Windows Server 2008 as a second OS using dual boot. But i want to remove Windows Server 2008 and install Windows Server 2003. My greatest problem is to remove ...
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Change Boot Loader and OS Partition

I'm moving my OS from 1 drive to another. I have used Drive Image XML to copy the OS partition image to a different partition on a different physical drive. I want to remove the original OS drive and ...
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Remove Boot Manager

We have a few ooooold boxes that were set up to dual boot Windows/Debian using grub. We re-imaged these boxes in order to use them as web servers but the boot manager still comes up. How can we ...
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Back up the restore partition and boot loader?

Got a new workstation replacement laptop and it came with XP Pro. I'm going to use it to test Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but it may need to go back to XP later on. It has the recovery option at boot and a ...