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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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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How do I recover from boot error when my root is on RAID and LVM? [closed]

When a (Archlinux) system that has its root on RAID and LVM is misconfigured and does not boot, what steps are needed to recover it?
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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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/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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu installer over PXE doesn't see network adapters => can't download preseed

I'm booting one virtualbox VM from another virtualbox VM (with cobbler) over PXE. Both machines have 2 adapters: 1) external network and 2) host-only network. The "client" VM successfully boots into ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Postfix not starting on boot

So I run Debian 6 and have installed and configured postfix...the problem is postfix starts normally when I start it with: sudo service postfix start but if I reboot the server it won't. I have ...
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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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VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 with Intel SPL 5000 in Raid 0 no boot from DVD?

I hope this is the correct StackExchange, since I am only using StackOverflow for Web development, but need some help with my server configuration. I would like to install VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 ...
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Strange boot behaviour

I have installed Arch Linux on a server machine with a LSI hardware RAID 5. When the machine boots, it says: :: Triggering uevents... udevd[37]: worker [41] timeout, kill it udevd[37]: seq 547 ...
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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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Red Hat Kickstart: How do I get a DVD-ROM based install to work?

I'm trying to create a "Magic DVD" that will install and configure RHEL 6.2 just the way we want it the first time, every time. Here's the process I've been trying to use, just to prove the concept: ...
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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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CentOS 6.2 Hangs on Boot, /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries

I have a Dell R310 server. Installed CentOS 6.2 (minimal) and it won't boot. It hangs at the following error. /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: /bin/sh: supported version 25416 of ...
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mysql won't autostart

I'm running ubuntu 10.04, since I upgraded to mysql 5.5 it stopped starting at bootime. I tried sysv-rc-conf mysql on because it was actually set to "off" but still won't boot. I have to manually run ...
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No boot command on Cisco 3925

I had to downgrade a couple of Cisco 3925 routers last week and one of the steps in the instructions (link provided) was to change the boot command that was given by the following command: ...
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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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HP Proliant ML115 G5 - Boot order lost after reboot

I have one HP Proliant ML 115 G5 (AMD) with the latest BIOS (07-06-2009) and recently I've installed an USB disk. This is a common problem on old Proliant servers. When you plug the USB disk, BIOS ...
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debian symlink existing daemon incrond to start at boot

I'm triying to start the incron daemon "incrond" at boot but doesn't work. I have done : ln -s /usr/sbin/incrond /etc/init.d/incrond chmod 755 /etc/init.d/incrond update-rc.d incrond enable But no ...
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What command is need to set the time on a Windows server when it boots?

I am running a Windows server on a VM and the time isn't accurate after it reboots. Is there a command to set the time on a Windows 2008 via NTP when it boots? It needs to run at boot time not at ...
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Ubuntu: How to set up an init script that only runs on the first boot?

I need to install an init script that only runs on the first boot after it's installation. How can I accomplish that on Ubuntu?
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can't update MYSQL startup settings in ubuntu

I updated to mysql 5.5 and noticed that the server wasn't starting anymore at boot but I had to do it manually. It is actually not set to start at any level. So I did chkconfig -s mysql 2345 but ...
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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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Windows 7 Unable to Boot / Access Denied for User's Folder

Today, I accidentally swapped the hard drive on my computer while my company is in sleep mode then turn it on. After the computer restarts, I can't boot into Windows anymore. The problem is that it ...
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Make a bootable WinPE

My question is not exactly what the subject suggests.. I got a couple of files that I believe are WinPE files + a .WIM image.. Here is the folder tree: The OS12.wim file is 5-GB in size. Inside ...
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Postfix won't start at boot

I have a server with ubuntu 10.04 and i've installed postfix. It works but when the server is restarted it doesn't start automatically. I've tried with: update-rc.d postfix defaults But doesn't ...
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SAN booting Oracle VM from a UCS blade

We have an Oracle VM Cluster that we are provisioning on a Cisco UCS B series blade chassis. It has 2 fabric interconnects (FC0 and FC1) provisioned to the (3) Oracle VM service profiles and it is set ...
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Xen HVM: How to delay the boot process?

I need to give a user access to the console of a Xen HVM domain, for troubleshooting a boot problem. The problem is, the guest boots so fast, it is almost impossible to have the VNC session ready when ...
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mdadm warning after apt-get upgrade - can't boot RAID

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 precise. A recent apt-get upgrade ended successfully, but printed the following warning at the end: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-21-generic W: mdadm: ...
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Workaround for starting zabbix agent on Ubuntu. update-rc.d LSB mismatch

I am trying to run the zabbix-agent (1.8.1) on boot on Ubuntu (lucid 10.04). Zabbix is installed just fine, and it manually starts just fine with /etc/init.d/zabbix-agent start However it doesn't ...
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Juniper J4350 out of order

I have got two (2) Juniper routers J4350 that are out of order : All the interfaces are down (leds on the interfaces don't ligthen, ping dosen't respond) No output on the console port (even when ...
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Solaris + run my script after Solaris boot/reboot

I have a Solaris machine ( Solaris installed on Netra-T2000 HW , Solaris version – 5.10 ) I wrote the script called update_after_solaris_already_boot.ksh This script should automatically update ...
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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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fstab mount after network initialization

I'm automatically mounting a NFS with fstab. Sometimes the mount fails because the hostname of the NFS mount cannot be resolved (getaddrinfo failed). I'm assuming that this happens because the network ...
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Linux Kernel and the init process

How does the linux kernel know the location of the /sbin/init program during the boot process? Is "/sbin/init" hard coded into the linux kernel source code?
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rc.local is not executed on bootup ubuntu

Im on Ubuntu 10.04. I want to execute script on system boot. I added it to rc.local. If I execute rc.local manually it works fine. If I boot system in recovery mode(2nd string in boot menu) it ...
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Boot Process In Virtual Machine

I was Learning About the Booting Process...i got the exact procedure for Single and Multiboot Systems which is MBR -> BIOS -> POST -> GRUB -> INIT. I wanted to know what is the exact booting ...