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 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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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 automate remote boot/reboot of a multi-boot server?

My team is developing an application that needs to work on multi-platforms (linux [32/64], windows [32/64]), and involves 3D-rendering (OpenGL). We want to automate our tests, using a server, with an ...
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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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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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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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Dual boot from USB flash drive?

Is it possible to dual boot from a USB flash drive? Also is it possible to boot the operating system from an ISO image (like the Ubuntu Live CD)? How would you go about doing this and what software ...
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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 ...
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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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installing three operating systems on mirrored volume [closed]

I have 2 mirrored hard disks in my server(ASUS TS500-e4). Then I have created 3 partitions on mirrored volume and installed 2003 server on 1st partition and 2008 R2 on 2nd partition. Then I tried to ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Broadcom BCM5716 Hangs on CentOS 6 Boot

I have a fresh CentOS 6 installation on a Dell R310 server with a Broadcom BCM5716. The onboard NIC is causing the boot to hang for some reason. Welcome to CentOS Linux Starting udev: udev: starting ...