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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SCO UNIX problem: “Cannot create /var/adm/utmp or /var/adm/utmpx”

Hey everyone, I have an old server that doesn't boot. I don't know the version of unix installed, but I see SCO UNIX. It stops with that error: UX:init: ERROR: Cannot create /var/adm/utmp or ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Boot-from-SAN Migration Methods?

We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise on a Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade server that is diskless. Currently, we are going through a EMC SAN lifecycle/upgrade. I need to perform this migration ...
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linux server hangs after “running local boot scripts”

after a sudden electricity break down one of the company servers (ubuntu) hangs at boot. I have an OK message for "running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)" but it freeze there and a black screep ...
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Remotely diagnosing a hang during kernel boot

I've tried to update Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 12.10 on a dedicated server I'm renting, and now it won't boot off the HDD. Netboot with the same kernel works fine, and the same kernel that worked before ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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How to boot from CD rom in a Sunfire v250 server

I have a Sunfire v250 server that currenlty has Debian installed, I need to make a fresh Debian install with the newest stable version, but I cannot make it boot from the Debian CD. The servers ...
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Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt

I'm trying to add a second SSD to a Centos 6 system. But I get the Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt at boot. The system already has a single SSD (sdb) and a pair of HDDs (sd{a,c}) in a ...
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mdadm warning after apt-get upgrade - can't boot RAID

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 precise. A recent apt-get upgrade ended successfully, but printed the following warning at the end: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-21-generic W: mdadm: ...
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debian unable to automount partition at boot

I have a single usb drive connected to my server, and I am unable to get it to automount at boot time. If I manually execute mount -a it mounts correctly. my fstab is as follows: proc ...
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Understanding ARP traces during OS load

Consider the following ARP packets captured while a unix machine was booting. From the packets I understand that this machine whose MAC address is 00:22:22:22:22:22 is requesting information about ...
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Debian 3.1 (Sarge) init.d boot order

I am using a TS-7800 single board computer from Technologic Systems that ships with Debian 3.1 (Sarge). I have updated it to Squeeze, but due to various driver issues I have been forced to roll back ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - How to clone Windows 2008 SBS

I am running two Windows 2008 Server on a VMware ESXi 5 Server (VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). There are two different ESXi hosts within my VMware datacenter environment. Let us call them ...
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httpd won't start on boot

I have some problemes with apache on CENTOS... When I reboot the system, httpd won't start I have to execut my-self "service httpd start" chkconfig httpd --list httpd 0:off 1:off ...
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Boot configuration error: Fedora 15

I have a Fedora 15 installation on VirtualBox. When I added another virtual hd it erased all the grub.conf. Now I'm trying to manually add the CD-LIVE correct command in grub.conf, but is giving ...
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“Verifying DMI Pool” hang caused by raid array

I have a problem, I obtained a new server with 4 hard drives (2 500 gig, 2 two TB), and an adeptec RAID card. I arranged them in two arrays with RAID 1 (500 gigs together as primary and the 2 TB ...
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Windows Server 2008 (x64) won't boot past BIOS screen

Since a month or so ago I inherited responsibility for small network administration for my sins. The domain controller (yes there is only one, and yes I know it is best practice to have two even in a ...
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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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RHEL7 server won't boot after restart - “Failed to start LSB”

I have a RHEL7 server that has been running for the past couple weeks, but it won't come back up after a restart now. I have daily snapshots, but all of them seem to be affected by the same problem. ...
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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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How to create a bootable ISO image from a disk snapshot

I've taken a disk snapshot of my Ubuntu VM from Amazon EC2. The snapshot is a ZIP archive of the whole disk. I've downloaded and then extracted the snapshot. Now I would like to create a bootable ISO ...
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Freshly installed CentOS does not boot from Dell's Perc H700 RAID

Installed a fresh CentOS 5.10 installation on RAID5 provided by Perc H700 Integrated RAID, however the system fails to boot. Checked the system via recovery CD, and noticed that CentOS 5.10 now uses ...
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Linux won't boot after install for Dell PowerEdge 2850 in SCSI Mode

I was successfully able to install CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Minimal from CD, and setup software raid during the install steps, after having set the Dell PowerEdge 2850 to SCSI Mode which enabled CentOS to ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads kernel and file system from the server through network. Till now, On server side, i changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the client. After ...
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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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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI systems

I originally posted this on SuperUser because I discovered this behaviour on my home computer, but this seems to be a general issue on UEFI systems, thus I'm posting here too; I also hope someone here ...
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Remotely diagnosing server 2012 boot problems with no KVM

I have a rented dedicated server that seems to have run into some issues. Unfortunately I have rented from a company who will only give hardware support leaving me in the dark. My server had been ...
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Which disk is FreeNAS booting from?

I've just installed FreeNAS to what I believe to be the USB stick. Is there anyway to tell for sure without rebooting the machine and removing the USB stick?
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Ubuntu / GRUB reboot loop

I had to shutdown a server due to a power outage... The machine's been working just fine, an Ubuntu 12.04 box. Now when I boot back up, I get the GRUB 1.99 boot menu with several options, all of which ...
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Debian Wheezy No longer booting. Freezes after setting kernel variables

My Debian (Wheezy) server has been running smoothly for a very long time with no indications of any problems. I had it running 24/7 so it was always on. The other day my power went out and when I ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: BRKADRINT

One of the machines on the network started beeping continuously and was unresponsive locally as well over the network. We shut it down keeping power pressed. Upon reboot, the boot stopped with Kernel ...
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How to disable the RAID in x3400 M2

Hi I just wanna disable the default RAID in my server IBM System X3400 M2 Server(7837-24X),i have 3 disk drives SAS. I want to make them a JBOD "Just a Bunch Of Disks", because I want to install in ...
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Adding Linux kernel command line parameters

I would like to increase the size of the vmalloc region from the default value, and pass vmalloc= as a command line parameter while booting. I am booting a uImage. In which file do I need to add the ...
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 with Intel SPL 5000 in Raid 0 no boot from DVD?

I hope this is the correct StackExchange, since I am only using StackOverflow for Web development, but need some help with my server configuration. I would like to install VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 ...
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Strange boot behaviour

I have installed Arch Linux on a server machine with a LSI hardware RAID 5. When the machine boots, it says: :: Triggering uevents... udevd[37]: worker [41] timeout, kill it udevd[37]: seq 547 ...
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What command is need to set the time on a Windows server when it boots?

I am running a Windows server on a VM and the time isn't accurate after it reboots. Is there a command to set the time on a Windows 2008 via NTP when it boots? It needs to run at boot time not at ...
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Postfix won't start at boot

I have a server with ubuntu 10.04 and i've installed postfix. It works but when the server is restarted it doesn't start automatically. I've tried with: update-rc.d postfix defaults But doesn't ...
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SELinux AVC denies at boot

My Gentoo box is running Gentoo Hardened/SELinux (32bit), I followed the Gentoo Hardened Guide to install it and the machine doesn't boot. Here is an extract from dmesg: Mar 12 19:15:04 ...
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Linux Server's network daemons won't boot on load

This happened a while ago, but I installed some software and it messed up my entire app-get command so I had to do all this manual deleting and stuff. Everything is fixed except now when I restart the ...
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Undo LVM on Fedora 13?

I had lost my boot partition. This happened quite frequently. I used to boot for recovery and rewrite the existing partioning. Last time I missed the correct option and installed LVM by mistake. Is it ...
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pciide.sys not found - drivermax issue

I have a weird issue. I turned on my laptop in the morning today and I was shocked to see a \system32\config\system not found message - The OS on it (WindowsXP) would not boot. So, I read a few ...
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RHEL 6 boot errors

On boot my RHEL 6 machine shows a few errors just after kernel selection but before decrypting the disk: pnp 00:0c: can't evaluate _CRS: 8 [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: failed to load fuc409c I'm not ...
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MySQL does not automatically start on boot up after changing bind-address on Debian

I installed the mysql-server-5.1 package on Debian 6. Changed the bind-address to 10.100.1.10 (for internal use), and when I reboot the server it doesn't start up mysql. This is what the syslog ...
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How to avoid “KERN_WARNING” messages from console during boot time

There are several kernel messages printed to the console during boot time. I do not want the messages with loglevel "KERN_WARNING" to printed to the console. I only want the loglevels above ...
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Blank screen after grub menu

I just rebooted an Ubuntu Server 10.04. After choosing boot options in the grub menu, though, it just displays a black screen with the blinking white underscore in the upper-left corner. The machine ...
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Boot problem empty fstab RedHat 3.7

My server doesn't boot and I found that /etc/fstab file is empty. When trying to update this file I see that the file is readonly. I can't change the write permission, becuase the device is mounted ...
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Random Grub Error 2

The problem started today after a restart to switch power sources. Before today it would reboot fine everytime. I recently did update Ubuntu before the problem started. I have tried the find ...
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Booting ubuntu with libvirt pass in custom script to be run from rc.local

I have an ubuntu image that I start under libvirt/qemu. I'd like to pass in a custom script at boot time that can be executed from rc.local. I can do this with Amazon EC2 instances via their ...
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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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Empty /boot/grub/grub.conf of a remote server, how to recrete it from recovery?

My remote server (running CentOS 6.6 x64) can't boot anymore. Using the emergency recovery (a LIVE CD) i can actually look that /etc/boot/grub/grub.conf and it's empty (0 bytes). I don't know why, ...