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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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Find out which Group Policies take forever to complete at boot

I want to analyse which group policies are inflating the bootup time. What's the best way to do so? Something like gpresult including timestamps/periods would be really helpfull!
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Debian 3.1 (Sarge) init.d boot order

I am using a TS-7800 single board computer from Technologic Systems that ships with Debian 3.1 (Sarge). I have updated it to Squeeze, but due to various driver issues I have been forced to roll back ...
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Enable Dell PowerEdge 830 withoud CD Rom drive to boot unattended

I removed the cd rom drive from a Dell PowerEdge 830 Now it does not start unattended anymore. It boots normal, then halts at a line that says "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup". F1 would work ...
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How to make my HP server boot faster?

I have an HP ProLiant DL370 G6 server that I am using as a workstation. It takes 60 seconds during reboot and cold boot before screens post with a discrete Radeon HD6xxx GPU. What can I do to make ...
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Lost Linux root password - Recovery mode and init=/bin/bash fail

I lost/forgot the root password to a server sitting beside me and am trying to reset it. I would rather not have to wipe and re-install or use a Live CD (server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04). What ...
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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. . Diskpart sel disk 0 ...
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Can I remotely boot from an ISO using KVM over IP

I have a dedicated server with KVM over IP and I was wondering if it is possible to boot up from an ISO that's stored on the drive or even somewhere stored online. I do not have access to the server ...
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How to disable the RAID in x3400 M2

Hi I just wanna disable the default RAID in my server IBM System X3400 M2 Server(7837-24X),i have 3 disk drives SAS. I want to make them a JBOD "Just a Bunch Of Disks", because I want to install in ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G5 fails to reboot

Some history of this also available here. As of my latest update on the forum linked above, now cold reboot as well as hard reset and following boot for my proliant dl360 g5 works as expected and ...
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messed up my server during upgrade lenny -> squeeze. Any hope?

The server is hosted by vpslink and running inside a xen-environment. During the upgrade somehow, besides other things, /dev/urandom got messed up, so I can't login via ssh because opensshd can't ...
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Which comes first, POST or BIOS [closed]

I'm sort of confused as to which comes first during boot up, the POST test or the BIOS. Some places say the POST test is a function of the BIOS, and that the BIOS initially loads it. Others say the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Disable secondary drive from booting upon restart - Windows

I had a Windows 2003 Hard Drive on my server and it went bad so I installed a new clean hard drive and installed Windows 2008 R2 on the new clean drive. I moved the old 2003 drive to be used only for ...
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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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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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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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install boot with raid 1 in 3 TB disks

I'm trying to install /boot in a RAID 1 using 3 TB disks. As the RAID partition do not let you manage partitions than more than 2 TB, CentOS automatically configures the partitions using GPT. My ...
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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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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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How to force Debian to boot new Kernel?

I'm running Debian 6, Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 under Grub2 ( 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1) on a remote system (no possibility to view the pre-boot messages). I compiled and installed a ...
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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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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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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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no more address or address previously allocated by another server tftpd32

I am getting error Client requested address 0.0.0.70 [27/08 08:47:17.406] no more address or address previously allocated by another server [27/08 08:47:17.406] Rcvd DHCP inform Msg for IP ...
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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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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 ...