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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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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LVM RAID 1 for root

I have LVM RAID 1 (not mdadm RAID 1, but exactly LVM2 RAID 1) for my root partition. I would like to make my system boot without either of the HDDs where the underlying PVs of the root LVM partition ...
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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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Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?