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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Poweredge 1950 III hangs on boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 3'rd generation server that hangs on boot. More specifically, it hangs on this image: The server has worked fine until recently. The status display reports no errors ...
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HP MicroServer - HP logo light Orange [closed]

I just bought one of these HP MicroServer as everyone seems to think they are great for a home lab, I installed SBS 2011 on to the box with no problems. Suddenly today when I have turned it on the HP ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server requires double boot to find eth1

Ubuntu 12.04, haproxy and shorewall. when running everything works as expected. Both eth0 and eth1 properly configured and working. Reboot, system comes up but eth1 is missing, not found, not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, after reboot, ping but don't have any service up ( ssh / apache )

I need a little help, I just reboot a ubuntu server 12.04 without any special modification, it doesn't start anymore, I have a ping return but connection refused on SSH and apache is not started Here ...
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How to extend /boot which is not on lvm

I have a machine with 100 mb boot partition but for installing new kernel with other module it needs additional 50 MB. How can i extend it its not on LVM. If i attach new disk and copy whole content ...
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Is it possible to detect Mac-OSX machines serial number within a BOOTP request?

We have a database that contains serial numbers of all the macs in the company, and which associate them to different OSX versions (10.6, 10.7, 10.8, ...). When netbooting, I currently use the same ...
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Can I boot a CD-ROM on a QEMU guest with a hard drive?

If I insert a CD-ROM into my server's physical CD-ROM drive, can I boot that CD-ROM in a QEMU guest to work on that guest's hard drive? I need to use a Windows 7 repair disk. This is a continuation ...
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HP proliant microserver won't boot

I was installing an ethernet driver for VPN on an HP Microserver (on PCI 1). Then, suddenly the server shut down while I was installing it. When I tried to boot it back up it only shows the health ...
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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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Error at booting server - ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen

I installed Debian 6 on HP server with hardware RAID 5 configured. RAID Controller Info 04:03.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 64xx [0e11:0046] (rev 01) Kernel ...
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ESXi Cannot boot to ramdisk: boot image is corrupted

I've got an ESXI that's been running for almost 3 years fine. Yesterday, I upgraded the machine's bios, installed RAM and 2 additional hard drives. Today I added a Windows VM and changed the Gateway, ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Cant run rc.local manually and doesn't run automatically on ubuntu

This is quite a simple one. I created an rc.local file here: /etc/rc.local I made it executable. However, it doesn't run when I boot the server. I can see it in the directory and when I try to run ...
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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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CentOS won't present login menu after a new service was defined

Yesterday I was trying to install Ganglia in my virtual machine. After I defined Ganglia as a service I reboot the machine, but after that CentOS won't present the log in menu anymore. I think it's ...
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MDADM not assembling raid0 that is part of a raid5 on boot

I use a RAID0 (md2) as a device in a RAID5 (md3) setup (see below). Now everytime the computer boots, mdadm will mark md3 as degraded and i am forced to re-add md2 as a new spare. Of course mdadm then ...
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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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Linux - ran out of space on /boot directory - what can I do?

I stupidly put boot in its own partition of 228M space and now when I try to do an upgrade, it keeps telling me it's out of space. I tried to remove old packages but still not enough space. Is there ...
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I'm stuck on choosing the right Linux bootloader for software RAID-10

I'm installing Gentoo on a SOHO server with 4 500GB Hitachi hard drives. I was able to boot from Live USB, created RAID-10 array /dev/md0 with the following command: mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...
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cloning windows server 2008 OS drive to smaller drive using Robocopy

I'd like to clone a bootable OS disk using robocopy. The source drive is larger than the destination, but with plenty of free space. Is it possible, and if it is, what do I need to keep in mind to ...
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Upgraded to Debian 6.0.7 and server now does not boot

Today, I upgraded my Debian Squeeze installation of my vps to 6.0.7. It included a kernel upgrade, but I left the kernel upgrade last, after upgrading all the other packages first. However, now the ...
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Second NIC “not working properly” on diskless Server 2012

I've got (after a considerable fight) a diskless Server 2012 running via the MS software iSCSI initiator being booted via gPXE chained from the NIC's PXE. However, now that it is booting properly I ...
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tape changers on Centos 6 enter flurry of activity upon boot, at udev start

I have two tape-changer robots (Quantum Superloader 3), one with parallel SCSI connectivity, the other with SAS. They were connected to a Centos 5 server, and boot would proceed normally. They are ...
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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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Network filesystem won't mount at boot

We are running a lab network with a centralized file server. I recently installed Linux Mint on a new client computer and set up LDAP for user management and network folders through the fstab. When ...
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Fresh debian squeeze software raid install wont boot

I am following these instructions: http://www.iprobot.net/linux-tutorial/how-to-setup-software-raid-in-debian-ubuntu/ (I used debian-live-6.0.6-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso and DD'd that onto a usb key, ...
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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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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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Mount EncFS at boot

am trying to get an EncFS encrypted home to mount at boot without user input (directly, not via ssh). Have tried various solutions (adding a volume entry in pam_mount.conf.xml, various tweaks to ...
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Add generic rescue kernel on Gentoo

I have a Gentoo machine (64-bit) with software RAID on boot which was set up previously by someone who optimised the kernel for that machine. Now I want to shift the disks to a new machine (also ...
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CentOS 6.3 drive encryption being on remove server

During the clean installation of CentOS 6.3, I choose to encrypt the primary partition / (the whole drive) (obviously except /boot). My point is to have fully encrypted drive (8 drives in RAID10) but ...
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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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Fedora 5 booting Issue

I have an issue in my fedora core 5, installed in HP Proliant ML 150 server. Till yesterday it was working fine but today when I started this it gave me the following error: File system is ext2fs, ...
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using Linux as a bootloader?

I have an embedded device with a SPI connected flash. Basically this means the device boots its bootloader and Linux kernel from a small flash part. As the device boots, but before the root ...
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How do I run a Debian init.d script manually, not at boot?

How do I stop an init.d server from running on boot, but still allow running it manually?
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Who do scripts executed from /etc/init.d/boot.local run as?

I have some lines appended to /etc/init.d/boot.local on a OpenSuse 11.1 server. They are some scripts I want run at boot. Who do these get execute as? In particular, I have one script that needs ...
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How is GRUB config is read before filesystem is mounted?

During Linux booting how is the contents of grub.conf read since the file system is not mounted yet?
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Boot another OS e.g. Windows *once* on a dual-boot machine

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Linux on it. It doesn't reside at my hand, instead , it's placed in the datacenter which I have to access remotely. For most of time, I work on Linux. But ...
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Find out which Group Policies take forever to complete at boot

I want to analyse which group policies are inflating the bootup time. What's the best way to do so? Something like gpresult including timestamps/periods would be really helpfull!
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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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Enable Dell PowerEdge 830 withoud CD Rom drive to boot unattended

I removed the cd rom drive from a Dell PowerEdge 830 Now it does not start unattended anymore. It boots normal, then halts at a line that says "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup". F1 would work ...
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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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Lost Linux root password - Recovery mode and init=/bin/bash fail

I lost/forgot the root password to a server sitting beside me and am trying to reset it. I would rather not have to wipe and re-install or use a Live CD (server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04). What ...
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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. . Diskpart sel disk 0 ...
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Can I remotely boot from an ISO using KVM over IP

I have a dedicated server with KVM over IP and I was wondering if it is possible to boot up from an ISO that's stored on the drive or even somewhere stored online. I do not have access to the server ...
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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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HP ProLiant DL360 G5 fails to reboot

Some history of this also available here. As of my latest update on the forum linked above, now cold reboot as well as hard reset and following boot for my proliant dl360 g5 works as expected and ...
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messed up my server during upgrade lenny -> squeeze. Any hope?

The server is hosted by vpslink and running inside a xen-environment. During the upgrade somehow, besides other things, /dev/urandom got messed up, so I can't login via ssh because opensshd can't ...
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Which comes first, POST or BIOS [closed]

I'm sort of confused as to which comes first during boot up, the POST test or the BIOS. Some places say the POST test is a function of the BIOS, and that the BIOS initially loads it. Others say the ...
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Apache insists on starting on boot on CentOS

I have a CentOS server that came installed with WHM and cPanel and the corresponding LAMP stack. I disabled Apache and MySQL and replaced them with nginx and PostgreSQL. ...Or at least I thought I ...