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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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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Is c:\bootmgr necessary in Win2008 R2?

I was writing an MSBuild script to automate my build. In my script I defined the following: <DeleteBeforeBuild Include="$(WebOutputFolder)\*" /> Since I had not previously declared ...
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Duplicate entries in Windows 7 Boot Manager

I have problem when with Boot Manager. When I restore System with using *.wim file after restart I see two identical entries. Booth entries run the same System. How I can remove this ? Of course I ...
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How to start Rails from a shell script on Debian?

I don't really have any need to mess with passenger or capistrano at the moment. I simply want to run rails on boot on port 3000. I've attempted to replicate this tutorial for node as much as I could ...
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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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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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How to load the environment variables at boot time before X11 on Ubuntu Precise?

Using Ubuntu Precise 64 bit, I'm facing a problem that I'm unable to solve and that I'll try to describe below: I'm using a console mode program (let's say abc) that uses Go, NodeJS, Java and Scala. ...
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persisting esxi /bootbank/boot.cfg across reboots

i have a serial console connected to my esxi 5.5 server. and the configs work fine for the pxe install. however, upon reboot my console no longer works: i believe i need to change the file ...
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What determines the time to first ping response in an OS?

When a server (say Windows, Linux) is rebooted, it will take some time to respond to ping. I'm assuming that the software firewall has to be up before pings will be returned as there might be a ...
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Red Hat 5.10 fail to boot on HP DL380 G7

I'm trying to install Red Hat 5.10 x86_64 on an HP DL380 G7 server, everything goes fine and I get the successful installation message but don't know why the server fails to boot! I've done the ...
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Does the initramfs image file need to be updated whenever grub.conf is modified?

I am trying to puzzle out a linux boot configuration problem involving legacy grub (0.97), LVM2, and dracut and trying to eliminate a few red herrings. My trial and error process goes like so: ...
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could not write pid file /dev/.initanfs/plymouth.pid

I got an error when I boot my Ubundu 10.04 LTS server could not write pid file /dev/.initanfs/plymouth.pid no such file or directory Can anyone tell me how to fix it?
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Boot failed, continue to look for media

I have a new server that runs a RAID 1. I've had it off for about a month and I turn it back on and I am getting "boot failed, continue to look for Boot Media" and it just loops. Did my RAID die or ...
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I accidently zipped my whole server

Alright if anyone wants to play god and work miracles i'm down. So, i was given the task of making a script that found files that are older than 6 months, zipped them and then deleted them. On my way ...
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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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UBUNTU:How to NOT run vsftpd at boot time… ?

HI, Im trying to prevent vsftpd to start at boot time and didnt find how until now... Im using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I have installing vfstpd via apt-get I have removed the init script from init.d ...
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Nginx and NSD3 don't start on boot because they cannot use the assigned IP

Server is a Xen VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 and neither nginx nor NSD3 come up after reboot. The apparent reason for that is that they're not able to bind to their assigned IP addresses right after boot, ...
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CloudLinux server won't boot [closed]

I have a cPanel server, running Cloud Linux, it's a dedicated server that originally ran CentOS 6.4 and SoftRaid 1. I converted it to CloudLinux after a fresh re-install. I didn't have a need to ...
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VMWare BOOTMGR is missing in Windows Server 2008

One of our SQL server VMs (running in ESX) became completely unresponsive so it was Powered Off. I know, not exactly the best thing to do, but it's been done and since the VM was Powered On, we're ...
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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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CentOS won't boot on Virtual Box [closed]

I installed CentOS 6 on Virtual Box. After the install it starts up and I select boot from local disk. When I do this, it goes to a black screen that says Booting from local disk... FATAL: INT18: ...
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Where/when does a (Debian) 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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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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chkconfig on for arbitrary path program

Noramlly to add a start up program one have something like chkconfig httpd on however how can I do this for a program that I need to start like /usr/local/program/sbin/program ? I tried ...
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Windows not picking up hard drive, but BIOS does

I have a Windows Server 2003 box, with 2 identical hard drives installed (not in a RAID array). For some reason, Windows just stopped recognising the second hard drive. It doesn't appear in My ...
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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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On RHEL 5.6 I have an init.d script which is stuck in an infinite loop. How to boot without loading it?

I made a bone-headed mistake in one of my init.d scripts which gets stuck in an infinite loop during the boot process and blocks the completion. I therefore can not get to a shell and fix it. How ...
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CentOS No Login Prompt After rc.local Executes

This is a CentOS 6.4 server with no GUI. After rc.local executes in the boot sequence, I am not presented with a console style login prompt. I can type characters on the screen but there is no login ...
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boot from raid 1 problems

I have a server with a raid controller on which I use raid 1 and two hard disks with linux. Yesterday one of the disks failed. Then I delete in raid's controller interface the raid 1 array (my fault). ...
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How can I automatically save the Dell iDRAC boot capture videos?

The Dell iDRAC automatically records video of the last three boot sequences on the server. These videos can be played back via the iDRAC web interface. The web interface also offers a "save" button to ...
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Bootloader replacement with ssh

I have a PC in our server room which dual boots to windows and linux. Obviously when we need to reboot the box we can get onto which ever system it is running and reboot. However, I cannot select ...
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how to install OS remotly using Supermicro IPMI?

I have detected server that I can access using supermicro IPMI. I need to reinstall the OS (linux centos 5) because the current OS cannot boot (kernel panic problems). how can I do that?
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Accidentally ran grub-install incorrectly, now have a grub prompt but no menu

tl;dr: I fat-fingered grub-install, then "correctly" re-issued it targeting the /boot filesystem on /dev/sda1 but it isn't reading grub/grub.conf unless I expressly tell it where to look using the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 server not booting

It's a Hyper-V machine that runs the DC for my lab environment. Had a power failure that shut down my server and all other machines come up fine except this lone DC. It boots up straight to Recovery. ...
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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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Slackware 10.1 hangs at boot with kernel 3.x

In Slackware 10.1, what happens between rc.S and rc.M during boot? Trying to boot kernel 3.x (tried 3.4 and 3.10) on this box and it hangs right after rc.S finishes execution. 2.6 kernels boot up just ...
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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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Dell Optiplex 960 will boot from CD but not DVD media

Dell Optiplex 960, stock, BIOS A07, no BIOS updates available from Dell's web site. Has HDD connected to SATA0, and DVD-ROM connected to SATA1. Machine will not boot from any DVD+R or DVD-RW media in ...
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unable to start Windows - hangs when loading classpnp.sys

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8, I can not start my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 server. When Welcome screen should appear I only see black screen and mouse pointer. When I'm trying safe mode it hangs trying ...
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Intel server board boot menu [closed]

I have a intel board SE7520BD2 with AMIBIOS 2003 with a raid controller SRCZCRX and I need to boot it from my pen drive. As I have problems in the RAID disks it already booted once from my usb, but I ...
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dhclient not working at boot

Here's the problem: root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable root@home:~# dhclient eth0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists root@home:~# ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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KVM guest won't boot from hard disk image, but will from CD-ROM image

I'm using KVM to host a Debian unstable guest on a Debian unstable host. Emphasis on 'unstable' :-) Until recently (and until a recent round of Debian package updates on both host and guest) this was ...
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PowerEdge 2650 remote OS install

I am needing to install an operating system on my Dell PowerEdge 2650 server, but i do not have a disk burner to make boot disks to install the operating system, so i am wanting to install the ...
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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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Silencing Jetty's initial console logging

I've got jetty set up to boot on login using the standard init script in CentOS 6.3 - my problem is that it decides to log a few messages to the console before redirecting it to it's own log files, ...
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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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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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Pass kernel boot parameters from dhcpd.conf for a host group?

Is it possible to configure dhcpd.conf such that a specific host group would use an additional kernel boot parameter passed on to the kernel loading? Thanks!
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software RAID array not starting in initramfs on Debian

One of my Debian servers (kernel 2.6.30-AMD64) refuses to start the software RAID array that houses the root partition in initramfs. It dumps me with a busybox console. When I follow the necessary ...
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UNEXPECTED INCONSITENCY run fsck manually redhat

I erroneously restarted my server before completing a filesystem resize. Here's the command that ran successfully before restarting: lvresize -L -400GB /dev/mapper/vg_yavin-lv_home At boot, I get ...