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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Ubuntu - dhcp server 'not configured to listen on any interfaces'

I'm at my wits end on this one; I have tried for hours to get this to work, but I'm stumped. Hope one of you can help. :-) I'm trying to get dhcp3-server to work on Ubuntu. It's installed, and ...
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Compaq ProLiant DL580 boot menu?

I want to boot a CD on the given server. It's only booting via network. F10 or F9 on Compaq logo screen doesn't work, neither F1.
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Reboot ML350 G4 Server in sealed room

I have an old server in a remote location. It has its own power feed which is subject to failure twice a month. The problem with this failure is that it does not simply drop and recover hours later. ...
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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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Xen virtual host is probably FSCKing - how do I verify?

I have a Xen virtual machine that has been running for over a year under a decent load. I restarted it this morning, and it's been several hours booting. I think it's FSCKing itself. xm list shows ...
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ESXi 4 failed to find boot device

I had exsi 3.5 running just fine, the upgrade to 4 failed ( i thought it would so everything is backed up ). but it did boot just could not import the data store So i did a fresh install of ESXi 4. ...
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How to build USB “floppy” pen drive launching Windows 2008 Setup from USB DVD

One of my server motherboards supports booting from USB, but only from "USB Floppy" or "USB ZIP Drive". I followed various guides creating an active, bootable partition on the USB Pen Drive with the ...
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Cannot watch boot sequence using Dell iDRAC6 enterprise

We have bought several new Dell PowerEdge R410 with a iDRAC6 Enterprise card, which is supposed to give us full remote access control over the machine, including virtual console and virtual media. ...
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Windows 2008 virtual machine fails to boot after incorrect shutdown

My host machine lost power and after reboot the Windows 2008 virtual machine hosted in it, dumps a blue screen on boot. If I try SafeMode, it gets stuck on loading ...
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Unable to boot into Windows Vista, gets into grub prompt

I have the following scenario: I had a dual boot option on my laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5.0. In order to install Ubuntu on the partition having RHEL, ...
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PXE bootable browser

I would like to have a system that boots using PXE and only runs a single application: A graphical webbrowser with a hardcoded homepage that loads upon opening. I could use the Knoppix Terminal ...
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Changing drive letter of boot VHD host drive?

I'm loving the new Boot-to-VHD feature in Win7! But I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how to change the drive letter (while booting from a VHD file) of the drive that's hosting the VHD boot ...
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Xen domU boot from CD-ROM image

How can I allow an existing paravirtualized instance to boot from a CD-ROM image?
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Need informations about RAID5 behaviour in XenServer 5.5

I've detected an I/O error in my partition /dev/sdd3 which is a part of 4 devices assembled with RAID5. Now my server is in degraded mode with only 3/4 sync drives. I have a boot partition ...
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windows 2003 standard freezes at boot

I got myself today a windows 2003 standard which refuses to boot the system is installed on a hardware raid (if it makes any difference) when booting in safe mode, I have the following files loaded ...
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Supress Messages on Linux Bootup Sequence

I have some minimal linux systems that spew much information on bootup, and I would like to suppress nearly all output during the boot sequence. Ideally, I would like to have the system print ...
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Custom launch mechanism (e.g F10) on Vista

I'm setting up a deployment system for our devices to set them up before we ship to customers. I have three partitions, first is OS partition, second is Vistas recovery WinRE, third is a linux ...
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Problem booting Vista after moving to a larger drive

I am trying to move a 32-bit Vista installation onto a larger hard disk. I tried to do this using my normal method: Boot the system into an Ubuntu Live CD Backup the MBR using: dd if=/dev/sda ...
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CentOS Stop CD-ROM from mounting at boot

How can I stop CentOS 5.3 from trying to mount my CD-ROM drives during boot? What will it affect if I disable it? Will my USB Drives still automount? Additional Information There is no entries in ...
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Can't boot into XP after setting up dual boot with Win 7 vhd

I set up a dual boot for win 7 from vhd on 2 xp machines. One of them everything went fine, and I get the option to choose the os when I turn the machine on. The other was slightly different in that ...
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Missing hal.dll After Disk Clone

A friend couldn't seem to get Norton Ghost to clone a disk usably. I suggested using GParted, and (after running chkdsk /f on the NTFS partition - possibly the cause of Norton's problem) took the ...
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Access “advanced boot options” in Vista when using multiboot

Using MDT and WDS for deployment I setup a Vista system where I have 3 partitions. One partition is the OS, one is a factory recovery partition with winRE on it and the last is a linux system with a ...
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STOP 0x7b booting from iSCSI

I've a Windows 2008 SBS running. It boots of iSCSI. That setup worked for months until yesterday. I intended to reboot and gained a: STOP 0x0000007b INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and no idea why. My setup ...
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How do i unlock a volume in Vista

I am trying to fix a computer but when I try to delete and recopy some files it tells me the volume is locked? The problem stems from "ntoskrnl.exe is corrupted" error so I'm trying to put a new one ...
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Windows Server 2003 stuck on animated loading screen

One of my web servers has failed to reboot. Its suck on the animated Windows Server 2003 loading screen. Prior to reboot it was showing a degraded drive in the array, but not allowing me to rebuild ...
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How do I recover a WinXP system from Norton Systemworks Save & Restore?

I'm helping a friend with a dead hard drive on a Windows XP machine. He has full backups with Norton Systemworks' Save & Restore. Our hope is to restore a backup to a new hard drive without having ...
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Create a cleanup cd/floppy disc? [closed]

I need to be able to do the following: Boot from said disk delete all C:\documents and settings\jafdkjewi folders (Excepting All Users, Default User, and Select Few others) reboot ...
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Acronis True Image EE Server taking over network PXE booting?

I have about 5 servers that I run Acronis True Image EE server on for image backups on a company network. For a few weeks now, I've received reports of company desktop end users booting up their ...
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X4500 harddrive to device name mapping

I have to manage a couple of X4500 boxes. We have some automated install script (using SUNWjet) which assumes root disk is c5t0d0 and mirror at c5t4d0. These are the only disks the X4500 can boot ...
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Hardware to remotely reset a server which doesn't have a built in IPMI module?

I work for a hosting company, where we offer colocation services. Since we offer colocation for client hardware which we don't own, a lot of the client devices don't have an IPMI module to allow ...
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CHKDSK hangs on Vista boot while verifying indexes

I recently dual-booted under Vista x64 and Ubuntu 9.04. Instead of using Vista to re-partition before installing Ubuntu, I just let the Ubuntu installer re-partition the drive. Now when I boot into ...
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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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How to measure boot time?

I was wondering what is the "proper" or "most significant" way in which to measure the boot time of a client machine: From turn on to login prompt From turn on to login prompt (HDD light off) From ...
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Ubuntu Server: Running processes at boot time

How do I make Ubuntu Servers run services at boot time, in a specific order? I have read a bit about Upstart, init.d and inittab, and I'm not sure what's the right approach for doing it. Thanks, ...
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OS Boot Menu Problem

I had Windows xp in c: and windows 2003 server in d: now i newly installed Windows Vista on my c: while installing i format my entire c: so now there is no option to enter in to my windows 2003 server ...
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Script errors when run by launchd at startup, but not when run in Terminal

I'm attempting to create a RAM disk that loads the previous contents when the system starts up, and every six hours writes the contents to a disk image. Currently, when you run the script from the ...
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How to boot Linux from a 16gb USB flash drive

I'm trying to install Linux on a single partition of a USB flash drive that's larger than 4gb. The first place I went to is http://pendrivelinux.com. I can follow these instructions for installing ...
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Windows 2003 Boot Password

I inherited a Win2003 Dell Poweredge server. When booting there comes up a box asking for a password to make the server available. It is not an BIOS password nor the windows session login box. it is ...
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PXE booting with TFTPD32 For windows Server 2008

Perhaps, I'm missing some basic step in PXE booting, but I have TFTPD32 running and when the computer connects via PXE it seem to load fine and then nothing. What file do I need to point to as my ...
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Windows 7 - Boot from XP VHD

I was wondering if it is possible to boot a Windows XP VHD from Windows 7. I know it is possible to boot a Windows 7 VHD or a Windows Server 2008 VHD but i'd like to do so with an older O/S. Is there ...
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Slow Boot After Changing Configuration

One of our company's IBM NetVista computers had a faulty CD-ROM drive. I replaced it with a new DVD-ROM drive and the start-up BIOS sequence started being very slow, up to 3-4 minutes, before booting ...
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Options for booting server to an ISO

I have a server with only a CD Rom drive. From what I can tell the bios doesn't allow booting to USB devices. I want to load an OS which is red hat linux. I have the bootable DVD for the ...
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IBM x346 won't POST

I've got an IBM x346 that was (supposedly) working fine in the past which will no longer post now that I've taken it back out of storage. When I power it up, it seems to be permanently stuck in an ...
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SBS 2003 Can't Boot after restore from backup

I have a problematic SBS 2003 installed on a Dell PowerEdge SC430 server. The server has two SATA drives originally configured as a RAID-1 mirror using software RAID (i.e. no RAID controller). After a ...
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How can I get my License Key from a boot CD?

We recently acquired a server that's been in use for a while, but no associated software, logins, etc. We attempted to blank the administrator account password, but that didn't work. We also tried ...
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BSOD on bootup or Windows CD boot

I screwed something up with a hard drive, and now I'm trying to get it bootable again. I had Windows working fine, but it somehow assigned H:\ to the system disk on installation. In trying to edit ...
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Auto-booting and Securing a Linux Server with an Encrypted Filesystem

I'm setting up some new Ubuntu servers, and I'd like to secure the data on them against theft. The threat model is attackers desiring the hardware or rather naïve attackers desiring the data. ...
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What causes a Windows XP (32-bit) CD not to boot?

Trying to install a fresh copy of Windows XP w/SP2 onto a system that was recently upgraded with a new motherboard (ASUS P5Q Pro), 8GB RAM, and a Core 2 Quad (why aren't these called 'Core 4s?). The ...
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How do I get a detailed vista bootlog?

How can I get a detailed report of what/when things are getting loaded during vista boot? The basic reports found in the event viewer are @ too high of a level. Someone must've needed more ...
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Copying Windows to a second drive and booting via grub?

Here is my situation: I have a netbook with an 8gb SSD as its first drive and a 32gb drive as its secondary drive. I was hoping to install windows xp on a 20gb partition and then share the remaining ...