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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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 safely?)...
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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 ...
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Windows 2003(!) Server won't boot: stuck at “applying security policy”

We have a (partly) decommissioned Windows 2003 server (of year 2000 vintage) which has been running fine until I had to turn it off for the first time in months due to a planned power outage. The ...
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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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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this screenprint: How can I solve this issue?
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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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PXE bootable browser [closed]

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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Sun M4000 — how do I reset the F/W password on the bootable domains

I have just gotten assigned to working with an Sun M4000 system of which I know very little about. Nor does anybody else within the company. I can get into the initial service module (XSCF).... But ...
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Create a new Linux boot disk using a reference disk?

I need to build a Linux boot disk for a system, but assemble the disk using a different system than the one the disk is for. I have a known-good "reference" disk: is there a way to selectively clone ...
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Replacing failed RAID 1 drive on Windows Server 2008 - new drive not bootable

I'm trying to replace a failed RAID 1 drive in Win Server 2008 R2 Foundation and am running into difficulty. See the image from Disk Management: Disk 0 is the good drive from the original RAID ...
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Does memtest86+ test memory which is used to run itself?

One of the common server failure scenarios is bad DRAM, sometimes even when ECC memory is used. memtest86+ is one of the most useful tools to diagnose DRAM problems. As it loads itself at the start ...
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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 (/dev/sdd1)...
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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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When server is booting high load?

From CSF statistic my server load in 30 days is never higher than 3, I have 8 core cpu and 3 sites with 10 000 unique visits per day. When I reboot my server, and I log in into console, when he is ...
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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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Execute a script while boot up in RHEL7

One of my server reboots every sunday and monday morning, whenever the server is up I need to do a service restart. Actually I call a script to execute itself (everytime manually). What I want to ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda of=...
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Encrypted LVM stops when mounting swap

I have configured a disk with LUKS this way (Ubuntu server 15.10): Boot partition Rest partition (LVM group) LVM data -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 /data LVM root -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 / LVM ...
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Replaced SATA controller, software RAID (mdadm) stopped booting: grub rescue> no such disk

I have a relatively old server machine which has no SATA ports on the motherboard (Dell Precision Workstaion 650). Also have a cheap FakeRAID controller (VIA VT6421 Chipset) and two Seagate 3TB drives ...
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restart client after download .img file from PXE

I want to install pfsense using pxe. In Windows 7, I have installed the Tftpd32 software and set it up (conf file is below). The client machine downloads the image file (pfsense.img) successfully ...
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Docker daemon doesn't start on boot on CoreOS

I have a vanilla install of CoreOS (835.9.0) and it doesn't start the docker daemon on startup. It only starts when I SSH in and do eg docker ps. How can i make the docker daemon automatically start ...
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dracut-pre-trigger rd.md=0 removing md raid activation boot fails

The system is Fedora 22, recently upgraded from Fedora 21. The remaining kernel from Fedora 21 boots. The two kernels installed after the upgrade fail to boot. The system is an Intel S-5000 PAL with ...
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FreeNAS Flash Drive Corruption

The flash drive that had FreeNAS on it was unplugged while the system was running. Now when I start the system, I get the following error: GRUB loading . . Welcome to GRUB! error: unknown ...
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Debian server reboots after every login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! Has ...
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How to list services/daemons started at boot _and_ check their loading order

I want to be sure in what order services are started during boot process in Debian based systems (Debian Squeeze in particular). Thanks in advance.
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Kernel config options explained

Can anyone explain what the following options from my centos 5.9 box do CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT=y CONFIG_HAS_DMA=y CONFIG_GENERIC_HARDIRQS=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IRQ_PROBE=y CONFIG_GENERIC_PENDING_IRQ=y ...
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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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How to use systemd-firstboot.service?

I'm making an image of Debian Jessie. On boot the system has no /etc/machine-id file. This causes some problems with the journald that doesn't start. I've found that in the systemd repo: # This ...
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How to reset the ConditionFirstBoot in systemd?

How to make the system think that it's the first boot again? Need that for some fast testing without reflashing the image.
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Is it possible to script rebooting to another OS once?

In Server 2012 R2 you can hold Shift when you choose to reboot from the start menu it brings you to a screen that lets you choose which OS you want to boot to if you have multi-boot set up. This ...
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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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Is there a way to know what services run on a Windows server without logging in to this server?

Hi I just started working as an intern and they use Windows servers for very specific tasks (converting .docx files) that are way harder on their other servers. But now I had to make that program run ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 Boot Issues

I've tried researching intensely to find out why every time I try to boot my server, my monitor that I use to see what I'm doing to the server, seems to say "Out of Range". I have Ubuntu installed ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 won't power on

I pulled a couple of ML350's out of storage for a training lab, and to my chagrin only one boots. When I plug the good ML350 in, the NIC light flickers green briefly and it powers up normally. When I ...
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HVM AMI do not boot, no console output

I prepared HVM EBS backed ami in such steps: Created new EBS volume and mount it to existing hvm instance. Created one partition on it and mout it. Installed basic system with: yum -c /etc/yum/...
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Error reading boot configuration data on primary hard drive Windows Web Server 2008 R2

I have a root server on Hetzner which is running Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I am facing an issue with boot up. The server hangs up for some reason and when I issue an automated restart from Hetzner's ...
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AWS pv-grub don't see config file

I created ami from scratch: ec2reg -n centos7 -b '/dev/sda=snap-96a520e3' --kernel aki-499ccb20 -a x86_64 but pv-grub can't find config file: Thread "Idle": pointer: 0x20f0002050, stack: 0x2070000 ...
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How can I make sure my virtual serial ports are available at bootup

I am using a Serial port re-directer and Clone functionality done through a python script. With Virtual Serial ports that are created via socat. How do ensure that these Virtual Serial ports will be ...
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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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Move Win2k3 to new hardware: STOP 0x0000007B (How can I get PERC drivers installed?)

I have an ancient celeron-based Windows 2003 SBS server on an old Dell machine. It has a very basic IDE non-RAID setup. The server is so old, it takes about 30 minutes to boot up and log in. A new ...
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Where/when does a 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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Loading iptables rules at boot

i have added some rules to the iptables. I saved the iptables rules using the command iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables To apply the rules i did systemctl start iptables.service ...
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Why does docker-machine clear data on restart?

I'm using Docker Toolbox on OSX. I've created a data volume container for storing persistent data: https://docs.docker.com/userguide/dockervolumes/#creating-and-mounting-a-data-volume-container. I ...
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Ubuntu ramdisk template

I've been working on a ramdisk template for running a complete root filesystem on the RAM of a baremetal server(over IPMI so no physical access) that boots over PXE. I used debootstrap to create an ...