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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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 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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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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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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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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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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apache2 not starting at boot. Even if set up in runlevels

On my Ubuntu 10.04.4 server apache2 2.2.14 is installed. A few months ago starting apache2 at boot worked fine. Now I've found out that after a reboot apache2 doesn't start automatically anymore. ...
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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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Apache listed in runlevels, not starting at boot (OpenSuse 12.3)

I want my compiled apache2 server to run when my OpenSuse 12.3 server boots. I've followed the procedure listed in How do I get apache to startup at bootime on Linux, namely: Creating the file ...
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boot a non-raid disk on a server

I have a HP ML310e that I am trying to recover data off. It has a RAID 10 array and I am wanting to boot a non-raid hard drive on the server. I can't see this disk in the bios, so I can't boot from ...
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fix kernel on Xen Server hypervisor vps

I have a cloud server hosted at Rackspace, and they use Xen Server hypervisor. I was running Ubuntu 12.04, and really messed up by attempting to do a release upgrade manually. The hypervisor ...
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“LV Status NOT available” after converting root from lvm2 to lvm2+raid1 (lvconvert --type raid1)

I just converted by lvm2 root filesystem from linear lvm2 (single HDD:sda) to lvm2 raid1 (using lvconvert -m1 --type raid1 /dev/ubuntu/root /dev/sdb5 command). But after this conversion I can't boot ...
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How to boot copied partition

I have just ghosted an Ubuntu (12.04) instance from a 200GB HD to a 1TB HD. The ghosted instance has two mounted storage partitions both of about 100GB each and I have the following partition table: ...
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Gearmand autostart at system boot

Gearman server is installed and working fine on Ubuntu 12.04. But it won`t start at system boot. I try this: Startup applications (/etc/init.d/gearman-job-server owned by root), sudo update-rc.d ...
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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, 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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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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PXE boot linux and windows

Here is the scenario: I have 3 machines connected to the network thru a switch: one is the server that can act as the tftp server, switch has the DHCP server and other 2 machines needs OS to be ...
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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?