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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How to repair/restore ubuntu 10.04 after 'sudo chmod / 777'

See Also: Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive? I changed file permissions recursively on the root directory / by executing sudo chmod -R / 777, and after that my system won't ...
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Linux server — verifying bootability of initramfs image

how does one verify the bootability of initramfs image without actually rebooting the system -- the reason why we need this is - suppose if one takes the system for a short window and suddenly finds ...
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Is there a way to disable or hide SAS drive on LSI SAS 3008 controller?

I am setting up Dell Precision 7910 workstation that has LSI SAS 3008 controller and 2 SAS drives connected to it. It came with Windows 7 installed on drive with smaller drive number (0x09 on LSI bus ...
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How to run Chkdsk on all drives at startup on Windows Server 2003R2

I am struggling to find a way to automate chkdsk /f on all drives at startup, as so far I couldn't accomplish this task. Cannot use chkdsk in a batch file, as it would require user intervention (Y/N ...
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What is the issue with the boot setup on this raid array?

After a secure erase of /dev/sda (Samsung 840 Pro) I had to setup grub on /dev/sda2 (for some unknown reason the /boot partition is the second one). So I ran something like this: grub<br> ...
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HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 install Windows Server 2008 R2

I purchased recent an HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 and a Windows Server 2008 designed for HP Servers and when I want to install the OS (Windows Server 2008) on My Server I receive following error: A ...
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PXE boot to ISO file

I have an ISO file for an HP diagnostics boot. Rather than burning a CD for every single computer I want to run diagnostics on, I'm wondering if I could load this file onto a server and allow the ...
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detecting whether GPUs are accessible before running nvidia-smi during boot to create dev files

In the past, I've successfully configured Ubuntu systems containing NVIDIA GPUs to launch nvidia-smi in the background from within /etc/rc.local during the system boot to create the requisite ...
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PXE or other : deploy images on single board computers (SBC)

We have a few SBCs of various modeles (but a lot of freescale). When received, these SBCs are bare (no BIOS/U-boot). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we ...
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HP ProLiant DL365 G5, USB and PS/2 Do not work during Boot

Good evening all, The situation up until the REAL point of failure; Dual Opteron 2300 Quad-Core (I'm not positive but I think theyre running at 2.6Ghz) 24Gb RAM (2Rx4 PC2-5300P-555) (lost 8Gb to a ...
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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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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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HP Proliant ML110 POST fails with large (4GB) USB Disk attached

I have a HP Proliant ML110 G5 (tower) which fails to boot whenever a large disk (4TB) is attached via USB. The machine displays the HP logo for a very long time (the POST on these machines is long ...
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PCI-E with mPCI-E Sandisk won't boot

Configuring a 'new to me' Dell R610 with 6 15K SAS drives, each set paired up into a RAID 1 and then a Sandisk 256GB mPCI-E ...
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Debian does not start any service at boot

I've got a VPS server running on Debian Wheezy and I monitor it with Zabbix. Yesterday, the server was unreachable, I could ping it but there was no ports open (using nmap). So I contacted the ...
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DELL R320 boot with USB disk drive

I need to boot a DELL R320 server from a USB (3.0) disk drive with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. With a USB pen flash (LiveCD) it boots correctly but with the USB disk it says there is no bootable device. ...
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Modify Clonezilla boot parameters on generated images/ISOs

I can take a Clonezilla-generated ISO and extract the contents, then manually edit the syslinux.cfg (and other .cfg's) to adjust the boot parameters after creating the ISO, then repackaging it up. ...
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Server raid doesn't boot in the morning

We have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 with integrated sas raid controller. Since 3 days the server starts up in the morning without this raid. All othe HDDs / SDDs are ok. We did install the ServicePack ...
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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 set systemd service dependencies?

During CentOS 7 system boot nginx start fails with the following error: 2014/08/04 17:27:34 [emerg] 790#0: bind() to a.b.c.d:443 failed (99: Cannot assign requested address) I suspect this is ...
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“No inittab file found” after reset

An old dedicated server (Debian with Raid1) wasn't responding today and now can't boot after manual reset. Last message is No inittab file found. I still have access to filesystem via rescue ...
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How to start rpcbind automatically at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

I have been unsuccessfully trying to configure my Ubuntu 14.04 server to start rpcbind on boot. RPCbind is installed and works fine if I start it manually with service rpcbind start I have added the ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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Unable to boot into software RAID1 after disk failure

Today after restarting my data server I was unable to boot because one of the drives wasn't being recognized any more, it is still spinning when I connect it and not making many weird noises except ...
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Faulty /etc/fstab preventing Proxmox boot

I've added a single entry to a /etc/fstab: mount //sambashare /media/sambashare Running mount -a worked just fine, I could access all the files. However, after a reboot, I'm faced with this error: ...
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Boot to remote desktop

I'm trying to find out what existing options there are out there to boot a machine into a remote desktop (RDP). Ideally the user would have a USB key and just plug it into the machine and boot via it ...
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Can a Linux Kernel be shared between two operating systems?

Quite simple question. I am working on a project to have multiple operating systems (all linux) on the same machine using btrfs subvolumes so that the user can boot to the environment they are ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster, 4 Dell PowerEdge R620 servers connected to a Dell PowerVault MD3600F storage array by means of FC connections; it's all pretty straightforward, all servers run ...
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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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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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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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Upgrading CentOS from 6 to 7 has broken my boot sequence

I ran the upgrade assistant provided by CentOS for upgrading from CentOS 6 to 7. The upgrade appeared to have been a success, however my system now hangs when trying to boot up. (Keep in mind I have ...
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How to automate a java service to start if server restarts

I normally run my java service on CentOS box using nohup like below: nohup java -jar myapp-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar server my-configure.yml > outfile & However, if the server restarts the service ...
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How to make my HP server boot faster?

I have an HP ProLiant DL370 G6 server that I am using as a workstation. It takes 60 seconds during reboot and cold boot before screens post with a discrete Radeon HD6xxx GPU. What can I do to make ...
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Diskless cluster using Perceus: nodes don't boot

I'm constructing diskless cluster using Perceus. Few days ago, I succeed Clustering using Perceus. Nodes are booted well and i can use ssh to nodes. Even i run mpi program. Today, I tried to ...
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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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server standard 2008 r2 unable to boot(blue screen error) after configuring raid 1 [closed]

server standard 2008 r2 unable to boot(blue screen error- STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A98E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) after configuring raid 1 & Board Intel - ...
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Issued kill -9 -1, centos not working

created user in centos and edited nano /etc/passwd and edited created user as user:x:0:0::/home/user:/bin/bash and logged as that created user and issued kill -9 -1, from then on words my server not ...
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OpenVPN start at boot not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying do configure my Ubuntu 14.04 server, so OpenVPN will start at boot. So far, I am able to start OpenVPN server with the command: service openvpn start After I execute this command, I ...
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Boot from RAID with PERC H310 on Dell PowerEdge R520

I'm trying to install an OS on an R520 with the PERC H310 RAID controller and set up two physical drives as a virtual drive with RAID-1. However I can't select that virtual drive in the boot sequence ...
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how to skip ntpdate synchronization during boot on centos

I moved a centos server to a new IP and now it's stuck on ntpdate synch during boot. I just need it to boot once so I can assign the new IP. Going back to the old IP is not an option right now. CTL C ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1800 Hangs at boot after Dell PERC Sata RAID Controller Successfully POSTs

Server crashed one night. I rebooted, now it hangs just after the SATA RAID Controller successfully POSTs. This unit has a RAID 5 array, but I haven't pulled a recent enough backup of the data on it ...
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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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How to make Dell PowerEdge R410 boot from two hard drives?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with two SAS drives connected to the SAS controller and I would like that both of them can be in the boot sequence tried to boot. I would like to use md software RAID-1 in ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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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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4 processors fail in ProLiant DL580 after swap

I recently shipped my HP ProLiant DL580 G5, and am now in the process of trying to get it set up again. However, upon getting the power supplies and HDDs reinstalled, I was unable to power the thing ...
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How to restart Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9600

I need to restart/reboot an Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwith 9600. I cannot find the option to reboot the switch from the web interface. How else can I reboot the switch without pulling the power? I was able ...
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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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RHEL hang on boot - first on sendmail, then on iiimf

I can't figure out what this box is doing. Running RHEL 4.8 - it was rebooted and now it won't come back up. Diagnostic with Seatools shows the drives as good, fsck checks out as well. I can get into ...