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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Debian boot disc with a gnu zebra [closed]

How can i build a debian boot disc with GNU Zebra installed on it? Thanks.
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Fedora 11 System - Failed Hard Drive Removed, and Boot gets GRUB Hard Disk Error [closed]

Greetings, I have a machine with a 120GB ATA drive that has what I thought to be non-essential data on it. I also have a 320GB SATA hard drive with the OS/Application/Files (good data I want to keep)....
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Linux boot on a raid1 software raid?

I am trying to convert my single disk boot to a raid1 boot So far here is what i have: I sucessfully create the raid 1 as degraded with the new drive alone, I copied all the data on it I can mount ...
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linux kernel option to set sata disk to udma/133 1.5gbps

i try to speed up boot time of my linux server box which uses removable HDD rack's the current boot time is around 2 min's but if i connect the hdd's directly to the mainboard its about 2 sec's the ...
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Grub entry to boot from cd rom?

What would be the grub entry to boot from cd rom? (so the boot loader of the cd rom should be loaded and executed next) Grub is installed on the hard disk and should not live on the cd rom. I want to ...
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How to install windows on a server with no CD or DVD drive

I've found a few posts on this site, however my situation is different. I have a new Dell server with no OS installed. I would like to install Windows 2008 Web Edition. I have a few USB ports and ...
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Why does Ubuntu 9.10 hang during boot at “Booting processor 1 APIC 0x1 ip 0x6000”?

I recently installed a new copy of Ubuntu 9.10 (Kernel 2.6.31-14) on to my Hp Pavilion dv6t, so I can setup a Linux development environment. The install went flawlessly and I proceeded with Ubuntu's ...
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How to get Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop system to automatically email it's IP address to a list on start-up?

The title question says it all. I've built a machine running Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop (AMD 64) and need it to email it's IP address to a list of email addresses whenever it starts up.
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Need a way to run a script on windows boot up prior to a user logging in

I need to run a custom script which runs when Windows boots up.I know its possible to run it when a user logs in but I want to run it when the system reboots i.e. prior to a user logging in. The OS in ...
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Network booting from PXE

I need to use a network boot server. However, the DHCP Server is pointing to the wrong boot image filename and server. I can't change the DHCP Server itself, since that is controlled by another ...
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How To Start NX/VNC Session At Ubuntu Boot Time?

I want an NX or VNC session to start automatically when an Ubuntu server boots up - without a monitor connected - loading a certain user's desktop and keeping it loaded and ready until I log in via NX ...
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Ubuntu update-rc.d problems

I am trying to get a start up script to work, i have a file /etc/init.d/blah (with 755 permissions) with the contents http://pastebin.com/m4131b7c6. I have run "update-rc.d -f blah defaults". But when ...
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PC POST display rules [closed]

When a PC boots, it typically goes through the POST/BIOS phase where it prints things like "detecting drives" or "press any key to boot from CD" and "press F1 to edit BIOS options." I have multiple ...
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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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Tell ubuntu to ignore dead hard drive during booting?

How can I tell Ubuntu to ignore my dead hard drive during booting? I know my secondary hard drive is bad, but I cannot take it out. Every Reboot takes forever because Ubuntu tries to read from it for ...
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How to speed up boot sequence on a Dell PowerEdge 1950

Everytime I had to reboot one of the Dell PowerEdge 1950 we have, there are very long tests and with them the boot sequence becomes incredibly long. Is there a way to turn off all these tests (or at ...
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Dumb Terminal booting off a CD with ubuntu customization

first time post. We have a legacy of old PC that are currently running windows xp. Moving forwad we are looking toward going open source and extending the life of these PC's. My first questions is: ...
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Can I move the Windows directory to a different drive?

A client machine running Windows 7 Ultimate wants to add a small SSD drive to speed up some programs and booting. Can I move the \Windows folder to the SSD drive and then set some configuration file ...
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bootmgr is missing - Windows Server 2008 - clean install - no OS on HDD

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008. After an unsuccessful first attempt during which I had option to boot from disc and begin install, my DELL 1425SC started throwing this error: BOOTMGR IS ...
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How can i run shell script at boot (start up)

How can i run shell script every time my system boot ( start up ) in linux (RHEL 5)?
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How to recover from deleted kernel on Solaris 2.6

I suspect that I have delected the kernel in my Solaris 2.6 workstation. I may have deleted /kernel by accident. Now on bootup I get the error "misc/krtld not found". I have the Solaris 2.6 ...
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Trouble loading an ISO

I've created a boot disk and ISO image with paragon. I boot up the Virtual pc with the disk in and I get to my recovery page. When I am supposed to select an ISO image? My Virtual PC doesn't ...
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Kernel upgrade CentOS 5.3 mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'

We have a CentOS 5.3 x64 server that by default runs kernel version 2.6.18-164.11.1 and we are attempting to upgrade the box to 2.6.31.12 The drive is LVM +ext3, and the problem I'm having is when I ...
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Redhat not booting on an HP Itanium

I've inherited a number of different systems to administer. One of them is an HP Itanium running a version of Redhat. Today the system died and when I try to reboot selecting RedHat from the EFI ...
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Windows 2008 upgrade hangs on black screen of death; can't boot from media

Over the weekend someone attempted to upgrade Windows Server 2003 to 2008 on one of our machines. Not sure what happened, but it didn't work and now when booting up after the little green bars, the ...
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Benchmark of provisionning delays of various cloud providers

Cloud computing supposedly lets you instantiate on-demand processing power through additional VMs. The allocation process is frequently advertised as fast without further details. My personal ...
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Making HS22 Blades boot Faster

Anyone notice that the HS22 blades take at least 3-4 minutes to get to booting the OS? Is there anything that can be done to get it through the BIOS faster?
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live Boot any linux distro to console

Is there any .iso linux image distro that boots into console and not into x? I just want to run some simple linux commands like ethtool alternatively, I would like any boot cd that let me test the ...
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Ubuntu 6.06: Mounting /root/sda1 /root failed: No such device

An old machine in our office, running Ubuntu 6.06 all of a sudden will not boot up. I get the following info during boot: Uncompressing Linux... Ok Booting the kernel mount: Mounting /root/sda1 /root ...
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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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How to Clean Up Ubuntu Grub Boot Menu After Upgrades

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009 .I upgraded using update manager many times. So each time I update it is adding one menu in boot screen like ...
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Disable CHKDSK without being able to bootup

The system I am working on started to randomly reboot, thinking it was a harddrive error (we've had two machines fail due to this already), I rebooted the computer to run chkdsk. Now the problem is ...
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Rescue Partition setup HOWTO

Could someone point me to a HOWTO on setting up a rescue partition the way it is described here: http://serverfault.com/questions/62976/fsck-root-filesystem-on-a-remote-machine/63007#63007 I'm about ...
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Multiple boot options (in grub boot list) appeared after yum update

I am quite new to Linux administration so I am having trouble understanding yum update and grub boot list. I recently did a yum update on an old CentOS machine. Everything is good except there is ...
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How do I chain boot from grub to syslinux?

I am expanding my rescue usb flash disk. The USB's partition is bootable, and I have installed GRUB to the MBR of the jump drive. It works pretty well - I can boot Freedos and run some utilities,and I ...
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Is it possible for EMI to affect power on?

I have a server that boots fine everyone in the office except for in the room I want to put it in. When I put it in that room it won't even get to the loading Windows screen it simply gets stuck in a ...
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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How can I boot from .iso images stored on the harddrive?

I want to put a .iso file of a bootable linux CD on the harddrive of my computer. I want to have it boot using grub (or lilo), and have it boot from the .iso file as if the .iso was a real CD in the ...
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Hyper-V and Dual-booting

I built a machine that dual-boots between Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (both x64, installed on the same RAID array). Is it possible and/or advisable to run the Server 2003 ...
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Custom initrd init script: how to create /dev/initctl

I have a virtual machine (VMM is Xen 3.3) equipped with two IDE HDD's (/dev/hda and /dev/hdb). The root file system is in /dev/hda1, where Scientific Linux 5.4 is installed. /dev/hdb contains an empty ...
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How to fix a Windows installation to be bootable again?

I have a server that had Windows 2000 on the C drive and WIndows 2003 on the D drive with dual-boot. I then formatted C and installed Windows 2008 on that partition, and now when I boot up it boots ...
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Automating installation of multiple windows variants

I posted this on stackoverflow but was told that this is a more appropriate forum for this kind of question. I have a situation where I need to test some stuff (hardware) on multiple operating ...
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boot menu disappeared in Ubuntu after the security updates?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 for last 2 months along with Vista. It was working fine until the yesterday ubuntu security update. After the installation & reboot, i couldnt boot the ubuntu. In Boot ...
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Boot sequence of JBoss and Oracle

G'day, the recommended SysV startup files for JBoss and Oracle appear to have the wrong sequence. For jboss the community recommends putting # chkconfig: 345 80 20 into the /etc/init.d/jboss ...
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On boot firmware request for intel GMA 3100 chipset timing out

I am currently in the process of installing a Gentoo linux box with a Vanilla 2.6.29-r5 kernel with gentoo-xen-kernel patches in order to run the Xen Hypervisor. After rebooting with the new kernel, ...
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Is it possible to use a VHD for dual boot and VPC?

Using Windows 7 Virtual PC to create a virtual machine, I know you can sysprep the VHD and then you are able to use it to dual boot using the Win7 boot from VHD mode. However can you take that VHD ...
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Centos - Automatically issue a command after rebooting

I need to automatically issue a command on my CentOS 4.8 server after it reboots and/or powers up. Can someone please tell me where I can place this? Is there a configuration file somewhere for this? ...
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Heavy disk usage at Vista boot

This is what happened: I attached an external hard disk via USB Started my Vista machine It took an unusual long time too boot up with lots of hard disk work I eventually logged in Internal system ...
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Booting from RAID5 device

I have an xenserver and I wonder to know if it's possible to boot it from a RAID5 software partition.
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Windows 7: Can you use the same VHD to boot and run virtually?

I have a Windows 7 (host) machine that also has a Windows 7 (guest) VHD configured to dual boot. This is very cool and working great! But... If I'm running the host OS I would like to ALSO be able ...