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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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 root(hd0,1) ...
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Linux “/dev/SDA” goes read only file system on SDB device failure [closed]

i have a very peculiar issue that is running in my system. Using debian linux : My system boots up very normally with a primary and secondary hard disk. suddenly my secondary hard disk fails with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the correct way to install software RAID 1 in CentOS 6.4?

I'm going to install CentOS 6.4 on HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 server. This server has fakeraid controller so i decided to use software raid. The problem is that i don't know how to correctly install GRUB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 to set a binary to init on boot like Apache does (run as a service)

I am trying to setup PhantomJS to run as a service. I found the skeleton file in /etc/init.d and I am running on Ubuntu 12.10. In trying to figure this out I found the symlinks in the /etc/rc*.d ...
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What causes partitions to be mounted at boot?

I'm upgrading machines from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. I do all the setup with FAI - disks, packaging, everything. So they come up ready for production. Its all good. One particular machine has two ...
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What is a BEV device?

I'm looking at the BIOS, Boot Manager, of a brand new Dell power edge T110 II and I'm trying to figure out how to get this machine to boot from USB flash drive. In the boot order screen I see the ...
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HDD Failed in Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a windows server 2008 r2 installed dedicated server. Our provider moved our server to their new data center location recently. After this process, we cannot able to open our server. They ...
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Windows Server 2012 64 bit is not working [closed]

I have Windows Server 2012 enterprise edition bootable disk. When I am restarting my system I am not getting an option of bootable disk. As I have already have Windows XP installed in my system so ...
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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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Force apache start after mysql

I have the problem that my apache2 doesn't start at boot. After debugging I found out that a webpage init script tried to connect to MySQL which isn't running at that time. My OS is Ubuntu Server ...
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I can not boot up from an USB stick while I am connected with Intel AMT KVM

This is very strange. I can not boot up from an USB device until I reboot and close the connection immediately. Then everything works well. I can not provide more information than this, because I ...