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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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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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 ...
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RHEL6 kick start fails with kernel panic - not syncing error

On a brand new (just unboxed) Dell Precision 7500 computer, I began a kickstart using a red hat boot disk and a kickstart file hosted at an http address. There is a picture of the full error below ...
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Windows boot iso file without press any key

I'm trying to make an iso file which will boot without any key-press from the user. In Windows iso files, when booting from a cd, there is a message "press any key to boot from cd" which will wait for ...
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Setup grub2 on a GPT software raid 3 TB HDD

I like to setup grub2 on a GPT softare raid 3 TB HDD. Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 1050623 512.0 MiB FD00 Linux RAID 2 ...
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Rackspace Ubuntu 12.04 server stuck in initramfs after kernel upgrade

Can't boot after I did a aptitude full-upgrade and let it update menu.lst (did a diff first and it looked good). This is what I've done so far in the BusyBox shell: mkdir /tmp/xvda1 mount /dev/xvda1 ...
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Update Grub In Another filesystem

My cloud server hosted in Rackspace stopped working after I installed some GUI application in Ubuntu 12.04 which automatically installed it's dependency package ubuntu-desktop (or some other similar ...
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How to troubleshoot EC2 fails to reboot?

I really don't understand EC2, or whether it actually uses GRUB to boot my Ubuntu server, but trying to boot my instance gives the following log output: Fri Oct 26 17:05:57 UTC 2012: shutting down ...
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From which plex am I booted from on raid?

I have a server with mirrored boot volume. It is software raid 1 in Windows Server 2008 R2. I do not have physical access to the server. I am looking for a way to check which disk is a boot drive. I ...
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Installing SP2 on SLES 11 overwrote /etc/init.d/boot.local

From what I understand, the file /etc/init.d/boot.local is a perfectly legit place to sprinkle a few extra commands you would like to be run when SLES 11 starts up. However, when our organization ...
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Sudo won't execute command as another user

I'm trying to get a unicorn server to start when the server boots. I've created a shell script which works if I log as the ubuntu user and run /etc/init.d/unicorn start Shell script #!/bin/sh ...
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Run .sh (no service) file on startup

How to execute a script once at startup time on CentOS 6.3? I added file with following containment #chkconfig: 2345 95 20 #description: Some description sh /opt/somePath/my.sh into /etc/ini.d and ...
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Thin configuration doesn't start on boot, but they do on manual start [closed]

I have some thin config files (generated with sudo thin install) which are slightly modified (only paths where they're located). I can start them just fine with /etc/init.d/thin start, but if the ...
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Opensuse and Clonezilla: Cloned hard drive won't boot

Recently I used Clonezilla cloned one hard drive which I installed Opensuse 12.2, include all partitions. When I tried to restore it on another machine (with very similar hardware and same model of ...
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Boot.ini on Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 with 48 GB of RAM; server has been running strong for quite some time. Recently our boot.ini was modified causing issues, most likely by our remote administrators. Now ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G3 - Can't boot from CD

I have made several bootable disks: CentOS amd64, CentOS i386 and the HP SmartStart software. My second hand server refuses to boot to any of them, displaying the message: "non system disk or disk ...
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System occasionally hangs boot process with SLES 11

I have several (new) systems on which I had to install SLES11 on. However, after a few (though not every) reboots, the system hangs during the boot sequence. It will only continue after I physically ...
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Scientific Linux won't boot after yum updates kernel

I just updated kernel for my Linux: [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.1 (Carbon) [root@localhost ~]# uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain ...
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Using FlashCache on /var on startup

I would like to have FlashCache cache my /var partition however I can't seem to get it to play nice upon bootup (IE: not really sure how to do it). I'm not sure if I need to modify the initramfs/use ...
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How to boot GRUB2 so it mounts “root” on a different drive (remote server without kvm switch)

Summary: I created a copy of the root file system on a raid array (with one disk on it), and im trying to get the system to boot off that newly copied drive. Background: 2 disks of same size in ...
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Daemon doesn't start at boot - how can I debug this?

I installed new relic according to their quick install instructions. If I start the daemon manually after boot with /etc/init.d/newrelic-daemon restart it works, but it doesn't run automatically ...
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How to make a bootable USB out of my VPS?

I copied a backup of my entire VPS (Debian on OpenVZ) on a USB drive, and want to boot from this USB to test something on my server (in fact its duplicate). However, there is no nothing in the boot ...
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Windows 2003 server with SCSI card unusable : how to boot from SCSI to PATA?

We have a Windows 2003 with SCSI disks on a RAID card. The SCSI card is now unusable. As the server is old, we don't want to buy an identical SCSI card, we prefer to change the server. But we first ...
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Server 2008 R2 boot is at 2 hours and counting. What now?

This morning, we rebooted our Server 2008 R2 box. No problem, came right back up. Then we shut it down and let it install windows updates. While it was off, we added some RAM. Then we turned it back ...
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How to install windows on a server with no CD or DVD drive

I've found a few posts on this site, however my situation is different. I have a new Dell server with no OS installed. I would like to install Windows 2008 Web Edition. I have a few USB ports and ...
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PXE booting with TFTPD32 For windows Server 2008

Perhaps, I'm missing some basic step in PXE booting, but I have TFTPD32 running and when the computer connects via PXE it seem to load fine and then nothing. What file do I need to point to as my ...
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Debian - Stopping MySQL from booting at start

I have MySQL on my computer for development purposes, but most of the time I don't use it. How can I configure my Debian so it won't start MySQL at boot, but only when I tell it to ( using service ...
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Can't start Hadoop from an init.d script

I'm using CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to start Hadoop from an init.d script, but it's failing. This is what I see in boot.log : Retrigger failed udev events [ OK ] ...
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Ubuntu is stuck in the bootup process

Please see this picture. It's just stuck there, and won't go to the next step. What should I do about it? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
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How to run unprivileged scripts from rc.local at system boot?

I've set up my /etc/rc.local to start some services using a couple of scripts to bring my system up on reboot. One script runs as root and starts nginx, mysql, php etc... and works fine. The other ...
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HP ProLiant ML110 G2 stops working when upgrading RAM

This an old spare server I use for a Minecraft server and a web server. It current has 2.5GB of RAM. I recently purchased 4GB (4x1GB) of new RAM and when I installed them, the server would not boot. ...
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PXE boot Linux - what goes where?

I have an x86-64 machine that can boot via PXE, and want to boot a live Fedora 17. I do not want to install it, I just want to run as though booting the live CD. For a server I have (read: am stuck ...
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eTrayz: Replace base system with a bootstrapped Debian

I bought an eTrayz NAS time ago. The device is more or less good but it ships with a closed-source custom linux and a bunch of broken web-apps. I wanted to replace the whole system with a raw Debian ...
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/boot on separate disk or on the raid array

I have 3 ssd disks (59 GB) each. I want to use them as sofware raid5 with fedora 15. I read that it is recommended to have /boot on a separate disk. 2 questions: 1) is it possible and advisable to ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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Moving Windows 2003 boot+system partition

I have a Windows 2003 server with: - C: (15 Gb boot+system) on an old PATA disk - G: (20 Gb empty) on a SCSI hardware RAID - H: (220 Gb datas) on the same SCSI RAID I want to move C: to the RAID. I ...
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control startup order of several servers

I'm looking for recommendations on how to control the startup order of a rack of machine should they all need to be booted back up. In more detail: Group1: DHCP/DNS/LDAP Server Group2: NFS ...
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Linux on a drive-boot-only machine

I have a blade server that was imaged prior to me getting my hands on it. It's a hot swap four drive RAID, no CD. I'm trying to load Linux onto it (Ubuntu if it matters), but the BIOS doesn't allow ...
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RHEL Need To Boot Without rc.local

I am running RHEL 5.5. I edited my rc.local file, but I made a bad change because now when I try to boot RHEL, I get to my normal background but the login prompt does not appear now. Is there a way I ...
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Winlogon Init delay

I am trying to trace the boot time of a Windows 7 Professional machine and found the following times: Phase #, Phase Name, Start Time (s), End Time (s), Duration (s) 1, Pre Session Init, 0.000000000, ...
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Adding Linux kernel command line parameters

I would like to increase the size of the vmalloc region from the default value, and pass vmalloc= as a command line parameter while booting. I am booting a uImage. In which file do I need to add the ...
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Timing issues with OpenVPN and NFS mounts (Debian Squeeze)

I'm trying to mount NFS filesystems over an OpenVPN link on Debian Squeeze. The problem is that the default layout of init scripts and such tries to mount the NFS filesystems before bringing up the ...
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How to block some disks from probes on Linux boot?

My linux host connected to SAN with FC interface. It connect with one path, and see some luns, that can't access, because they need anohter path, not available to host. On boot linux probe all lun ...
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solaris 10 + install solaris from cdrom + read disk error

I want to install solaris 10 on my netra machine - T5220 {0} OK boot cdrom - install but I get the errors below - please advice what could be the problem ? can't read disk label can't open disk ...
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Custom initrd init script: how to create /dev/initctl

I have a virtual machine (VMM is Xen 3.3) equipped with two IDE HDD's (/dev/hda and /dev/hdb). The root file system is in /dev/hda1, where Scientific Linux 5.4 is installed. /dev/hdb contains an empty ...
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EC2: How dangerous is it to turn off fsck for EBS volumes?

I have been tearing my hair out trying to figure out why my EC2 instances (made from my own custom AMIs) were taking many tries to come up properly. They would fail with the following error: ...
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How to add a service to the S runlevel in Debian?

I have the following script (what it does exactly is not important): #!/bin/sh -e ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: watchdog_early # Required-Start: udev # Required-Stop: # ...
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Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt

I'm trying to add a second SSD to a Centos 6 system. But I get the Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt at boot. The system already has a single SSD (sdb) and a pair of HDDs (sd{a,c}) in a ...
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Move grub from USB to HDD

I install Ubuntu from USB. After complete installation I reboot my PC, remove flash frive and try to boot to linux. But I can't. because grub installed into flash drive and I see text: grub ...
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Boot Custom ISO on Remote Dedicated Server [closed]

My telephony service has given me an ISO so that I can host my own PBX server. Say I have a dedicated server that I can SSH into at Rackspace. How would I get this dedicated box to load my ISO and ...