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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Linux disk moved on a different server won't boot

I have a server HP Proliant DL120 G6, with an installed and working Ubuntu 14.04. The partitioning is reported below. Now, if I move the disks on a very similar HP Proliant DL120 G5, in the same ...
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Correctly mounting SAN volumes at boot time

I have a system running Debian Wheezy (7.8) that connects to a storage volume exported via iSCSI using the open-iscsi (version 2.0) software initiator. The iSCSI initiator correctly reconnects the ...
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Intel server SC5300LX+SE7520BD2 won't boot after removing a second PSU

I have an intel server SC5300LX+SE7520BD2 with 1+1 redundant PSU (Delta electronics C46098-005). As one of the PSU had an amber led lightning, I decide to check the part-number and I did this by, ...
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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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Linux Authentication by Active Directory without joining to domain

I have a Win 2008 AD based network. I want to setup a few boxes with dual boot Win/Linux. How can I achieve to authenticate the users with existing AD in Linux? All solutions - I have found yet - ...
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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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GlusterFS failing to mount at boot with Ubuntu 14.04

Previously I asked about mounting GlusterFS at boot in an Ubuntu 12.04 server and the answer was that this was buggy in 12.04 and worked in 14.04. Curious I gave it a try on a virtual machine running ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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System does not boot from root LVM RAID1 partition when any of the underlying PV is missing

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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Kali linux does not boot in gui [closed]

I got kali linux installed on my pc for a while but now linux will not boot in gui mode , only in text mode ( terminal ). I get no errors on booting it goes directly to the login screen . Hope you ...
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How do I create a bootable drive from a partition using Clonezilla?

I have a 500GB HDD with two partitions on it. A 40 GB OS partition (Windows Server 2008 R2), and a 420GB data partition. I would like to split these partitions off to two physical drives. (A 120GB ...
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Start seafile before docker at boot

On a debian 8 server, I have installed docker which run a MariaDB container. Seafile server is dependent of the MariaDB container. On restart, MariaDB take too long to start, so seafile fail is ...
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stop Centos 6.3 loading 'Text Mode Setup Utility' at restart

I've just puppetted a virtual machine and from scratch (based on Centos 6.3 minimal). That install process does a variety of things, but one annoying side effect is that when the VM reboots, it ...
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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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Deleted MBR on virtual machine on purpose, but entries are preserved

I'm playing with Master boot record. I decided to delete and restore it on my vmware machine. With Ubuntu LiveCD I'm trying to erase partition entries and signature with command: dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Unwanted directory mounting on boot

Currently there is a directory that is mounting over another directory on boot. I cannot figure out for the life of me where this is coming from. The problem mount is the last mount on the df -ah ...
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Server 2003 Machine stuck in Debug mode

I have two Server 2003 enterprise edition virtual machines that are running windows in Debug mode. There is no /DEBUG switch in the boot.ini file, and I have even tried adding /NODEBUG but they still ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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Kickstarting Ubuntu 14.04: How do I create an “EFI boot partition” from my ks.cfg?

I am PXE booting a server that has two 4Gb drives configured in RAID-1 in order to kickstart an instance of Ubuntu Server 14.04. I am PXE booting in EFI mode, and the install runs fine until I get ...
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SuperMicro X9SRE only boots UEFI Debian 8.1 when “forced”

I have the following configuration: SuperMicro X9SRE (Intel C602 chipset) updated to latest firmware v3.2 (01/2015) LSI Spitfire 9211-4i HBA with 1 GiB NAND cache 3 x 2 TiB SATA 6Gbps HDDs in ...
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AMI Without Reboot on AWS EC2 on a Web Server

I am running a webserver with very little writes (apart from log files). According to amazon: When enabled, Amazon EC2 does not shut down the instance before creating the image. When this option ...
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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Start at boot time Corosync 2.X + Pacemaker 1.1 cluster (Debian Wheezy)

I can't find a way to start cluster (corosync+pacemaker) at boot time in Debian I have updated a 2 node cluster with the following configuration on both nodes: Debian Wheezy 7.7 Corosync v2.3.4 ...
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Start pacemaker on boot in debian

I'm using corosync and pacemaker on a debian, and at each reboot I need to start pacemaker by hand. Is there a solution to make it happend automaticaly? Tanks a lot.
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Linux Redhat 6.0 booting freezed at “starting RHM Managed Xen Domains”

One of our Linux redhat 6.0, 64 bit machines freezes **after the step of "starting RHM Managed Xen Domains"** during booting. It has been staying there for days without successful booting. ...
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How to change boot device on vm installed on Citrix Xen Server to DVD

I have installed Centos 6 on my new Xen Server (XenServer release 6.2.0-70446c). Everything went smooth. System is working fine but now I want to change boot device on that VM to boot from DVD (iso ...
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How to force Debian to boot new Kernel?

I'm running Debian 6, Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 under Grub2 ( 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1) on a remote system (no possibility to view the pre-boot messages). I compiled and installed a ...
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New dual processor server does not boot [closed]

I'm building a machine and having a nightmare getting it to boot. It turns on, but does not display anything on the screen and the 7 Segment LED on the motherboard shows QCode 61, which according to ...
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Boot mode issue in Windows

Ive a little problem with Server 2008 R2. Recently I've stuck in safe boot loop. After few tricks I was able to login to server, but right now I can't select Normal Boot mode. When I'm selecting this ...
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Entering supervisor mode in PhoenixBIOS

I'm trying to change the boot order on a VM that uses PhoenixBIOS. I can get to the setup utility. However, I can't figure out how to get into supervisor mode, which is required to change the boot ...
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Download kernel+rootfs and boot on it with u-boot

We are working with a few single board computers (SBC). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we deploy it manually on SD cards. This works well for now, when ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 won't boot

I have an hp proliant DL360 G6 server that was 1 year stopped.. I turned it on last week and it was working just fine. So i left it working during the weekend. On Monday when i returned i notice ...
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Ubuntu server hangs on reboot “could not stat resume device file”

Instead of booting into the running system this machine stops and on the terminal I can see a message: could not stat resume device file /dev/sdb5 When I attach a keyboard and press enter the boot ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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Is it possible to customize Ubuntu's boot screen?

When we boot up a Ubuntu CD, it will first pop-up a language selection screen and let us choose a language. Then, it will show us a list of options that we can do using this CD:- Try Ubuntu without ...
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What is the xsave cpu feature? [duplicate]

Recently after updating to xen v4.5 I lost my ability to boot my hypervisor. It would restart after saying "scrubbing free ram." After some frustrating trial & error I traced the problem to the ...
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All Debian boot messages

How can the messages that scroll by when booting a Debian system be reviewed later? In other words, how can I review absolutely all of them conveniently? That's the important point to the question; ...
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mdadm Software RAID1 with GPT on Debian 8.0 amd64 - Does not boot on disk removal [closed]

INTRO: I have spent countless days attaching/detaching MOLEX->SATA power cables, rebooting machines and trying hundreds of edits and commands. I am on the verge of desperation and desperately in need ...
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I need to perform a kernel upgrade on a live system. Best practices? [closed]

Steps taken so far: apt-cache search linux-image* apt-get install linux-image-... I was now thinking of rebooting and selecting the new kernel when it appears on the GRUB menu, however: Is it ...
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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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NFS Mounts/ Failed reboot - Race Condition?

I recently suffered the joy of a server crash (Ubuntu 12.04) and a subsequent failure to reboot. It appears that the OS attempted to mount the NFS shares in the /etc/fstab file before networking had ...
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Hide boot messages

I want to hide boot messages at startup in debian. I saw this link and it was so useful as it said i do this to /etc/init.d/rcS: exec /etc/init.d/rc S >/dev/null 2>&1 and the result was ...
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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 had no problems with a 250MB boot partition. The one server, after the installation has received boot ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2009 reports: No boot device available [closed]

I accidentally swapped the hard drives and when it restarted it said no boot device available. Please help. I already tried - clean the RAM and and put it back it doesn't work.
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Extremely fast booting server

I'm changing the way that our DHCP/DNS stuff works at work. Currently we've got 3 DNS servers, and a DHCP box. All of them are VMs. There's a circular dependency where stuff booting requires NFS, ...
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Automatic VPN connection if a trusted network isn't found?

I'm trying to figure out if this is even possible. I want my laptops to automatically connect to a trusted network if they're in range (Ie my wireless or hardwired). If they're not in range I want the ...
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How can I get my License Key from a boot CD?

We recently acquired a server that's been in use for a while, but no associated software, logins, etc. We attempted to blank the administrator account password, but that didn't work. We also tried ...
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CentOS 6.6 Doesn't Boot. Stucks at Enabling local filesystem quotas [ok] [closed]

I am running radius server on my CentOS 6.6, yesterday I tried to reboot my machine with sudo reboot with using Putty. It didn't restarted for some reason and I had to go to my DataCenter. When I shut ...
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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 ...