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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Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2

I have a server 2012r2 machine that I just installed KB2919355 (the mega 800+MB patch recently released for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012). Server is a Dell Poweredge R715. Disks are 2x500GB SAS in ...
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Getting NFS clients to retry mount if NFS server down when client boots

I have an NFS server that several clients mount. I am using the following in my /etc/exports on the server: /content *(rw,no_root_squash) and on the clients in my /etc/fstab I have: ...
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How long does it take to reboot CentOS 6 server remotely? [closed]

I am renting a dedicated bare metal server running the latest version of CentOS. It's new and I haven't fully configured it. I updated the existing packages and rebooted the machine remotely using # ...
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Initrd and Initramfs

I have read about the differences between the two from stackoverflow. But I am still finding it difficult to understand tmpfs and the real advantages of initramfs over initrd. I find that on RedHat ...
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Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads kernel and file system from the server through network. Till now, On server side, i changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the client. After ...
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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server (I think it's 12.04, but not positive) and I basically ran into this problem here Unmount a nfs mount where the nfs server has disappeared The umount command didn't work, so I ...
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Dell BIOS Update Date

Is there a way to gather information as to when a BIOS on a particular server has been updated? I'm not looking for the BIOS release date, I'm looking for the date in which the bios was actually ...
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Unable to connect to linux server

I tried to connect to my Linux server as root via ssh, and then when it asks me for a password I get this error message : login:status code retuned 0xc00000b5 NT_SATUS_IO_TIMEOUT CIFS VFS:send error ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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Fedora 11 System - Failed Hard Drive Removed, and Boot gets GRUB Hard Disk Error [closed]

Greetings, I have a machine with a 120GB ATA drive that has what I thought to be non-essential data on it. I also have a 320GB SATA hard drive with the OS/Application/Files (good data I want to ...
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KVM: Machines unbootable after host reboot

Im finding that my KVM guests are unusable after i reboot my host. Specifically, I always get this error: Booting from hard disk Boot failed: not a bootable disk What causes this error? ...
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How does virt-install create and persist and secure the boot disk?

Normally when i run virt install, I boot initially from the network, by installing from source, and also including a "--disk" option. The way i do it is described here ( in the "root" of this ...
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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...
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Find the reason of why does Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server not start

I have a Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server which was working fine till 14th February 2014. After that day we can not access this server. Today I was able to connect server through a console and I got ...
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Providing normal users(non-root) with initialization and shutdown auto-run capabilities

I'm hosting an experimental/testing Linux box, running Debian Wheezy 7.4.0 distribution. Different users log into the machine over ssh to their accounts and are allowed to run the development tools ...
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startpar process left hanging when starting processes from rc.local or init.d

I have a peculiar issue when starting ongoing(service-like) processes from either full blown init.d script (SysV style) or a simple one-line call from rc.local file like so: su someuser -c ...
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Can't access my Sun X2270 Fire Server BIOS/ILOM

I just purchased two 2nd hand Sun X2270 Intel servers and i can't boot or access them. They have a Service Processor installed but i don't get any signal on VGA output. If i add an ethernet to the ...
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I am seeing error during boot sequence on HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8

The error states: Caution: Memory conflict detected. You may face boot problem. What steps would you recommend I take to troubleshoot this? Details: Dual Xeon E5 v1, two LSI 9286-8e ...
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CentOS hangs on boot after watches established

CentOS can not boot and hangs after Setting up watches. I saw the following in verbose boot. But It will boot into single user mode. CentOS 6.5 X64 any ideas to fix this please? Starting crond ...
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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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No advantage from SSD boot drive for 24/7 server? [closed]

Since my OS and applications are loaded into memory upon boot, isn't there no advantage from having my OS on an SSD boot drive for a server that is kept up 24/7? I know there are several assumptions ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 instance crash: how to debug?

We're running a server on Ubuntu 13.04 which crashes quite randomly (the instance itself crashes, not the apache2 component). I've enabled # Run bootlogd at startup -> BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=Yes , but ...
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Xen doesn't boot after install [closed]

I tried to setup Xen by the instruction released on the site of my hoster. I installed Xen, completed RAID setup as it is told in the instruction. Rebooted and succesfully connected to Xen from ...
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PowerEdge 2850 boot issue due to lost raid config

I have an older dell PowerEdge 2850 that has a boot issue when the server boots it comes up with the error pxe- e53 no boot filename received. I believe the raid card and memory where pulled and as ...
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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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Why or who did reboot my server

One of our servers rebooted last night reboot system boot 2.6.32-5-amd64 Wed Jan 15 03:24 - 16:07 (1+12:42) Our hoster didn't do it, nor did I. syslog does not show any error Jan 15 03:17:01 ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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CentOS: Init scripts failing to start for some unknown reason

I'm running CentOS 6.2 - I've just migrated some applications over to a failover server, and copied their init scripts into /etc/init.d. I've made them executable, added them to chkconfig, with ...
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How do I fix my server to boot properly after removing / adding a drive on my mdadm software RAID

I configured a RAID-5 array for a data partition mounted on /mnt/data. My system is not booting on it (/ and /boot is on a dedicated drive not part of any RAID array). I added a 4th drive to my 3 ...
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Why is my filesystem being mounted read-only in linux?

I am trying to set up a small linux system based on Gentoo on a VirtualBox machine, as a step towards deploying the same system onto a low-spec Single Board Computer. For some reason, my filesystem is ...
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Loading manually created iptables script on boot-up

At present I use the script generated by iptables-save to be loaded at boot up. This are the [partial] contents of /etc/iptables.rules: # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.4 on Sat Mar 19 15:35:11 2011 ...
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Slow boot and dns doesn't work

I don't understand what happened because i didn't change anything in system for quite a long time. Now system boots too slow and when it's booted - dns requests don't work. I can ping remote hosts by ...
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PXE Booting: Default boot file name?

When implementing PXE booting, is it necessary to specify a specific boot file in the DHCP options, or can you have a default boot file and so not specify that option?
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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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How to free up space on RHEL6 /boot safely?

I am trying to do yum update on RHEL 6 box and I am getting this error message Transaction Check Error: installing package kernel-2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64 needs 10MB on the /boot filesystem ...
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Waiting for devices to come up on Debian boot

I'm running OpenVPN and dnsmasmq on my wheezy system. Dnsmasq is only necessary for VPN and local users, so I don't want it to listen on all devices (yes, there is also a firewall, anyways). When ...
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Why is my iscsi device causing my CentOS server to fail to boot?

The iSCSI mount I have attached to a CentOS server became unresponsive and caused the CentOS server to lock up. When the iSCSI server was repaired the CentOS server was rebooted, but even though iscsi ...
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How to remove old kernels on CentOS 6 (to free up boot partition)? [duplicate]

How does one determine which kernels to remove in order to free up some space on /boot partition. Here is a scenario (some background info). 1. Parititon info (in case it helps) # df -h Filesystem ...
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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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Why is my machine not showing anything when booting?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 x86, and after I make my normal selection (Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae) from the GRUB menu, the screen just goes blank - there's not even a cursor showing up. ...
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Understanding ARP traces during OS load

Consider the following ARP packets captured while a unix machine was booting. From the packets I understand that this machine whose MAC address is 00:22:22:22:22:22 is requesting information about ...
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How to install grub on multiple disks?

I have weird situation - order of disks as reported by BIOS, is different than order of disks that Linux sees. Which makes for problematic run - grub installs to sda, but bios boots from sdd or ...
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boot from pendrive FREEBSD Mounting from cd9660 :/ dev/iso9660 error :/ dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ...
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skip fsck on boot on ubuntu 10.04 server

We are sitting here in front of an ubuntu 10.04 server who insists doing a lengthy checkdisk during reboot. We see one option to edit the kernel boot options line in grub to skip the check. What ...
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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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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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KVM Guests not booting

I have installed KVM on Ubuntu Oneiric Server 64 AMD. uname -a Linux myhostname 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 16:36:30 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I tried creating a guest ...
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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 ...