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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Solaris 10 Update 8, ZFS boot/root zpool and moving disks around

One of my OLD machines is running solaris 10 Update 8 (x86). It has a mirrored ZFS I use for "root zpool". Both disks are failing so I plugged a new disk in a USB port and attached the new disk to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to configure Apple Power Mac to boot headless (without keyboard or monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Power Mac G5 machines that I have deployed as servers: they're running GNU+Linux, connected to the world only via an ethernet cable. When I need to restart these machines, ...
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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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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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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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Areca 1880i RAID card doesn't initialize: “Waiting for F/W to become ready”

During a kickstart installation (Centos 6.0) of a server having this hardware: Areca 1880i 8-port SAS RAID PCIe 512MB cache Areca Battery Backup Module 6 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 64MB ...
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Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS full /boot/

I've got a Ubuntu server 10.04 that have been running since 10.04. Today when apticron mailed me about new packages the installation of a new kernel update failed due to a full /boot partition. ...
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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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How to bind a non-local IPv6 address?

Is there an equivalent of net.ipv4.ip_nonlocal_bind for ipv6 ? Need to start my nginx on boot on such an IP... My Ubuntu doesn't have this IPv6 assigned on eth0 quickly enough despite this ...
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AUFS: How to create a read/write branch of only part of a directory tree?

AuFS (another union file system) allows us to merge two trees into one, even when those trees overlap. We can then direct writes to the merged tree towards one of the branches and reads to another. ...
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persisting esxi /bootbank/boot.cfg across reboots

i have a serial console connected to my esxi 5.5 server. and the configs work fine for the pxe install. however, upon reboot my console no longer works: i believe i need to change the file ...
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mdadm Boot Error, incrementally starting raid array Ubuntu SErver 14.04

i build a small Server with Ubuntu 14.04 for Samba, I has one SSD Drive (the ubuntu installation is on it) and 2 3TB SATA Disk, the sata disk are combined to a Raid 1 with mdadm. Now sometimes (no ...
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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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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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How to change Linux services startup/boot order?

As the question is clear from the title, how do I change Linux services startup/boot order?
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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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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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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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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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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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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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Unison on bootup

So i have unison running thru a config file by default. In here it applies the wait=watch function so it syncs automatically. but i wanted to run unison on boot, but i haven't been able to this this. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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KVM guest won't boot from hard disk image, but will from CD-ROM image [closed]

I'm using KVM to host a Debian unstable guest on a Debian unstable host. Emphasis on 'unstable' :-) Until recently (and until a recent round of Debian package updates on both host and guest) this was ...
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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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Is there a way to ignore the “fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve LABEL” error during the boot?

We have a file-cluster on servers with multiple disks, and we have created a software RAID1 over boot and / partitions, planning that if a single disk goes down, we still will be able to boot and ...
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How to free up space on RHEL6 /boot safely?

I am trying to do yum update on RHEL 6 box and I am getting this error message Transaction Check Error: installing package kernel-2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64 needs 10MB on the /boot filesystem ...
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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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Linux xen directly boot windows domu? [closed]

I have the following situation: got a new notebook with Windows7 pre-installed (sda1 with boot partition, actual OS in sda2), one physical disk (sda) created an extended partition (sda3), inside ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable DVD or CD

Is there a "universal" way of how you can make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable dvd or cd? What makes a USB drive bootable? What makes a dvd and cd bootable? For example there is a program ...