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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Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2

I have a server 2012r2 machine that I just installed KB2919355 (the mega 800+MB patch recently released for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012). Server is a Dell Poweredge R715. Disks are 2x500GB SAS in ...
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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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How do I update the boot environment after software mirroring a Server 2012 R2 OS Volume

I have a single physical server running Windows Server 2012 R2 My original config was a single 240Gb SSD for O/S and two larger spindles for Data storage. On installation, Windows placed 'System ...
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Getting NFS clients to retry mount if NFS server down when client boots

I have an NFS server that several clients mount. I am using the following in my /etc/exports on the server: /content *(rw,no_root_squash) and on the clients in my /etc/fstab I have: ...
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How long does it take to reboot CentOS 6 server remotely? [closed]

I am renting a dedicated bare metal server running the latest version of CentOS. It's new and I haven't fully configured it. I updated the existing packages and rebooted the machine remotely using # ...
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RHEL boot partition size during auto-installation

We are installing some servers with same RHEL image. During the installation, all but one, have got no problem and had boot partition in size of 250M. The one server, after the installation has ...
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Initrd and Initramfs

I have read about the differences between the two from stackoverflow. But I am still finding it difficult to understand tmpfs and the real advantages of initramfs over initrd. I find that on RedHat ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G3 not booting. Error “1611 fan 7 not present” after changing power supply

I inherited an HP proliant DL380 G3 some years back and it's been working faithfully as a games/web/build server. At some point during the past year where I haven't been using it the power supply ...
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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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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server (I think it's 12.04, but not positive) and I basically ran into this problem here Unmount a nfs mount where the nfs server has disappeared The umount command didn't work, so I ...
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Boot to last VM status on XenServer reboot

I have a Citrix XenServer 6.2 on a non-prod enviroment, which means that could be affected by power outages from time to time. This server has a lot of VMs, some of them are power on and other not. ...
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Dell BIOS Update Date

Is there a way to gather information as to when a BIOS on a particular server has been updated? I'm not looking for the BIOS release date, I'm looking for the date in which the bios was actually ...
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Unable to connect to linux server

I tried to connect to my Linux server as root via ssh, and then when it asks me for a password I get this error message : login:status code retuned 0xc00000b5 NT_SATUS_IO_TIMEOUT CIFS VFS:send error ...
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Boot into operating system after clonezilla backup

I am working on an unattended clonezilla backup project. When the machine (re)boots, clonezilla is booted from USB (first boot device), the backup is being performed, and then the machine is shutdown ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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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 ...
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KVM: Machines unbootable after host reboot

Im finding that my KVM guests are unusable after i reboot my host. Specifically, I always get this error: Booting from hard disk Boot failed: not a bootable disk What causes this error? ...
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How does virt-install create and persist and secure the boot disk?

Normally when i run virt install, I boot initially from the network, by installing from source, and also including a "--disk" option. The way i do it is described here ( in the "root" of this ...
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Force filesystem check on Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS

My root filesystem has errors. I have made sure that errors will be automatically corrected: root@host1 ~ » grep FSCKFIX /etc/default/rcS FSCKFIX=yes And then forced a filesystem check during ...
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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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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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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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Find the reason of why does Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server not start

I have a Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server which was working fine till 14th February 2014. After that day we can not access this server. Today I was able to connect server through a console and I got ...
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Providing normal users(non-root) with initialization and shutdown auto-run capabilities

I'm hosting an experimental/testing Linux box, running Debian Wheezy 7.4.0 distribution. Different users log into the machine over ssh to their accounts and are allowed to run the development tools ...
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startpar process left hanging when starting processes from rc.local or init.d

I have a peculiar issue when starting ongoing(service-like) processes from either full blown init.d script (SysV style) or a simple one-line call from rc.local file like so: su someuser -c ...
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Cannot enable NMI Watchdog on HM65 Core i5

I'm trying to enable the NMI Watchdog on Linux on an AFL-12A-HM65 touch screen with an Intel HM65 Core i5 CPU. The user manual has an implementation for DOS (real helpful) but not for Linux. There ...
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Can't access my Sun X2270 Fire Server BIOS/ILOM

I just purchased two 2nd hand Sun X2270 Intel servers and i can't boot or access them. They have a Service Processor installed but i don't get any signal on VGA output. If i add an ethernet to the ...
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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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Debian Wheezy Losing video link on boot

I bought a small Intel Atom machine (Intel atom D525) and I've tried to install Debian Wheezy on it ...needless to say , with no luck: after I install (successfully) the OS (via USB) the machine boots ...
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I am seeing error during boot sequence on HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8

The error states: Caution: Memory conflict detected. You may face boot problem. What steps would you recommend I take to troubleshoot this? Details: Dual Xeon E5 v1, two LSI 9286-8e ...
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CentOS hangs on boot after watches established

CentOS can not boot and hangs after Setting up watches. I saw the following in verbose boot. But It will boot into single user mode. CentOS 6.5 X64 any ideas to fix this please? Starting crond ...
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Set startup order for KVM virtual machines via libvirt?

I have some server applications failing because their virtual machine starts up before the database virtual machines. Anyway to configure libvirt to start them up in a certain order and possible ...
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No advantage from SSD boot drive for 24/7 server? [closed]

Since my OS and applications are loaded into memory upon boot, isn't there no advantage from having my OS on an SSD boot drive for a server that is kept up 24/7? I know there are several assumptions ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 instance crash: how to debug?

We're running a server on Ubuntu 13.04 which crashes quite randomly (the instance itself crashes, not the apache2 component). I've enabled # Run bootlogd at startup -> BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=Yes , but ...
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Xen doesn't boot after install [closed]

I tried to setup Xen by the instruction released on the site of my hoster. I installed Xen, completed RAID setup as it is told in the instruction. Rebooted and succesfully connected to Xen from ...
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PowerEdge 2850 boot issue due to lost raid config

I have an older dell PowerEdge 2850 that has a boot issue when the server boots it comes up with the error pxe- e53 no boot filename received. I believe the raid card and memory where pulled and as ...
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exchange 2013 unable to boot

I'm testing Exchange 2013 on a Hyper-V VM with Windows Server 2012 with a couple of problems. The most important so far is that the VM can't boot windows and when I'm lucky it takes 30 minutes to 1 ...
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Why or who did reboot my server

One of our servers rebooted last night reboot system boot 2.6.32-5-amd64 Wed Jan 15 03:24 - 16:07 (1+12:42) Our hoster didn't do it, nor did I. syslog does not show any error Jan 15 03:17:01 ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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CentOS: Init scripts failing to start for some unknown reason

I'm running CentOS 6.2 - I've just migrated some applications over to a failover server, and copied their init scripts into /etc/init.d. I've made them executable, added them to chkconfig, with ...
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How do I fix my server to boot properly after removing / adding a drive on my mdadm software RAID

I configured a RAID-5 array for a data partition mounted on /mnt/data. My system is not booting on it (/ and /boot is on a dedicated drive not part of any RAID array). I added a 4th drive to my 3 ...
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Why is my filesystem being mounted read-only in linux?

I am trying to set up a small linux system based on Gentoo on a VirtualBox machine, as a step towards deploying the same system onto a low-spec Single Board Computer. For some reason, my filesystem is ...
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LVM RAID 1 for root

I have LVM RAID 1 (not mdadm RAID 1, but exactly LVM2 RAID 1) for my root partition. I would like to make my system boot without either of the HDDs where the underlying PVs of the root LVM partition ...
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Loading manually created iptables script on boot-up

At present I use the script generated by iptables-save to be loaded at boot up. This are the [partial] contents of /etc/iptables.rules: # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.4 on Sat Mar 19 15:35:11 2011 ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04.3 start up recovery mode

Yesterday I installed a Ubuntu server 12.04.3 as VMware instance. I only installed svn, apache2 and ssh. After I finished this basic setup (installation plus configuration) I created a zip file of the ...
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Slow boot and dns doesn't work

I don't understand what happened because i didn't change anything in system for quite a long time. Now system boots too slow and when it's booted - dns requests don't work. I can ping remote hosts by ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot

Our Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot. We have to press Esc to continue booting. How can we ensure that the server boots without user intervention? During POST the server does ...
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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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Waiting for devices to come up on Debian boot

I'm running OpenVPN and dnsmasmq on my wheezy system. Dnsmasq is only necessary for VPN and local users, so I don't want it to listen on all devices (yes, there is also a firewall, anyways). When ...