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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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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What exactly does init do? [migrated]

I am creating a linux distro and now I need an init program. I can code in c really well and I know quite a bit about linux (not much but i've been using arch linux for development for 4 years..) so I ...
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RHEL boot partition size during auto-installation

We are installing some servers with same RHEL image. During the installation, all but one, have had no problems with a 250MB boot partition. The one server, after the installation has received boot ...
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linux boot from usb instead of hard disk instead [on hold]

I want to install centos on 1 partition without modifying the current bootloader which boots up a hackintosh or windows. How do I install centos so that when I have to boot into it I select usb from ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2009 reports: No boot device available [on hold]

I accidentally swapped the hard drives and when it restarted it said no boot device available. Please help. I already tried - clean the RAM and and put it back it doesn't work.
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Extremely fast booting server

I'm changing the way that our DHCP/DNS stuff works at work. Currently we've got 3 DNS servers, and a DHCP box. All of them are VMs. There's a circular dependency where stuff booting requires NFS, ...
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Automatic VPN connection if a trusted network isn't found?

I'm trying to figure out if this is even possible. I want my laptops to automatically connect to a trusted network if they're in range (Ie my wireless or hardwired). If they're not in range I want the ...
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How can I get my License Key from a boot CD?

We recently acquired a server that's been in use for a while, but no associated software, logins, etc. We attempted to blank the administrator account password, but that didn't work. We also tried ...
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Booting from LVM without boot partition

I have recently rebooted a server with over a year uptime which was partitioned like this (and of course it never come back, it couldn't boot): Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 ...
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error: cant't find command linux when booting system [closed]

I need some help with a problem when booting. Recently I've installed CentOS 7 on my pc, previously I had debian 7 and manjaro installed. When I installed manjaro I overwrote the bootloader of debian ...
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CentOS 6.6 Doesn't Boot. Stucks at Enabling local filesystem quotas [ok] [closed]

I am running radius server on my CentOS 6.6, yesterday I tried to reboot my machine with sudo reboot with using Putty. It didn't restarted for some reason and I had to go to my DataCenter. When I shut ...
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Download kernel+rootfs and boot on it with u-boot

We are working with a few single board computers (SBC). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we deploy it manually on SD cards. This works well for now, when ...
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Linux - setting proxy server in env variable - pernanment

I need to do wget in php program to reach remote server for credit card validation. I am working behind proxy server. this works for for current session: http_proxy=http://192.0.2.1:3128 ...
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How to repair/restore ubuntu 10.04 after 'sudo chmod / 777'

See Also: Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive? I changed file permissions recursively on the root directory / by executing sudo chmod -R / 777, and after that my system won't ...
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Linux server — verifying bootability of initramfs image

how does one verify the bootability of initramfs image without actually rebooting the system -- the reason why we need this is - suppose if one takes the system for a short window and suddenly finds ...
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Is there a way to disable or hide SAS drive on LSI SAS 3008 controller?

I am setting up Dell Precision 7910 workstation that has LSI SAS 3008 controller and 2 SAS drives connected to it. It came with Windows 7 installed on drive with smaller drive number (0x09 on LSI bus ...
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How to run Chkdsk on all drives at startup on Windows Server 2003R2

I am struggling to find a way to automate chkdsk /f on all drives at startup, as so far I couldn't accomplish this task. Cannot use chkdsk in a batch file, as it would require user intervention (Y/N ...
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What is the issue with the boot setup on this raid array?

After a secure erase of /dev/sda (Samsung 840 Pro) I had to setup grub on /dev/sda2 (for some unknown reason the /boot partition is the second one). So I ran something like this: grub<br> ...
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HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 install Windows Server 2008 R2

I purchased recent an HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 and a Windows Server 2008 designed for HP Servers and when I want to install the OS (Windows Server 2008) on My Server I receive following error: A ...
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PXE boot to ISO file

I have an ISO file for an HP diagnostics boot. Rather than burning a CD for every single computer I want to run diagnostics on, I'm wondering if I could load this file onto a server and allow the ...
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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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detecting whether GPUs are accessible before running nvidia-smi during boot to create dev files

In the past, I've successfully configured Ubuntu systems containing NVIDIA GPUs to launch nvidia-smi in the background from within /etc/rc.local during the system boot to create the requisite ...
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PXE or other : deploy images on single board computers (SBC)

We have a few SBCs of various modeles (but a lot of freescale). When received, these SBCs are bare (no BIOS/U-boot). We generate linux embedded images with Yocto (using U-boot as bootloader), and we ...
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HP ProLiant DL365 G5, USB and PS/2 Do not work during Boot

Good evening all, The situation up until the REAL point of failure; Dual Opteron 2300 Quad-Core (I'm not positive but I think theyre running at 2.6Ghz) 24Gb RAM (2Rx4 PC2-5300P-555) (lost 8Gb to a ...
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How to configure Apple Power Mac to boot headless (without keyboard or monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Power Mac G5 machines that I have deployed as servers: they're running GNU+Linux, connected to the world only via an ethernet cable. When I need to restart these machines, ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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HP Proliant ML110 POST fails with large (4GB) USB Disk attached

I have a HP Proliant ML110 G5 (tower) which fails to boot whenever a large disk (4TB) is attached via USB. The machine displays the HP logo for a very long time (the POST on these machines is long ...
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PCI-E with mPCI-E Sandisk won't boot

Configuring a 'new to me' Dell R610 with 6 15K SAS drives, each set paired up into a RAID 1 and then a Sandisk 256GB mPCI-E ...
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Debian does not start any service at boot

I've got a VPS server running on Debian Wheezy and I monitor it with Zabbix. Yesterday, the server was unreachable, I could ping it but there was no ports open (using nmap). So I contacted the ...
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DELL R320 boot with USB disk drive

I need to boot a DELL R320 server from a USB (3.0) disk drive with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. With a USB pen flash (LiveCD) it boots correctly but with the USB disk it says there is no bootable device. ...
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Modify Clonezilla boot parameters on generated images/ISOs

I can take a Clonezilla-generated ISO and extract the contents, then manually edit the syslinux.cfg (and other .cfg's) to adjust the boot parameters after creating the ISO, then repackaging it up. ...
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Server raid doesn't boot in the morning

We have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 with integrated sas raid controller. Since 3 days the server starts up in the morning without this raid. All othe HDDs / SDDs are ok. We did install the ServicePack ...
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Execute a script while boot up in RHEL7

One of my server reboots every sunday and monday morning, whenever the server is up I need to do a service restart. Actually I call a script to execute itself (everytime manually). What I want to ...
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How to set systemd service dependencies?

During CentOS 7 system boot nginx start fails with the following error: 2014/08/04 17:27:34 [emerg] 790#0: bind() to a.b.c.d:443 failed (99: Cannot assign requested address) I suspect this is ...
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“No inittab file found” after reset

An old dedicated server (Debian with Raid1) wasn't responding today and now can't boot after manual reset. Last message is No inittab file found. I still have access to filesystem via rescue ...
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How to start rpcbind automatically at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

I have been unsuccessfully trying to configure my Ubuntu 14.04 server to start rpcbind on boot. RPCbind is installed and works fine if I start it manually with service rpcbind start I have added the ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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Unable to boot into software RAID1 after disk failure

Today after restarting my data server I was unable to boot because one of the drives wasn't being recognized any more, it is still spinning when I connect it and not making many weird noises except ...
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Faulty /etc/fstab preventing Proxmox boot

I've added a single entry to a /etc/fstab: mount //sambashare /media/sambashare Running mount -a worked just fine, I could access all the files. However, after a reboot, I'm faced with this error: ...
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Boot to remote desktop

I'm trying to find out what existing options there are out there to boot a machine into a remote desktop (RDP). Ideally the user would have a USB key and just plug it into the machine and boot via it ...
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Can a Linux Kernel be shared between two operating systems?

Quite simple question. I am working on a project to have multiple operating systems (all linux) on the same machine using btrfs subvolumes so that the user can boot to the environment they are ...
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ssh into coreos on open stack using nova doesn't work

I have a coreos image and I am trying to boot the coreos image via nova client. The instance is fine and the process succeeds but I am unable to login to the coreos instance. I am following the ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster, 4 Dell PowerEdge R620 servers connected to a Dell PowerVault MD3600F storage array by means of FC connections; it's all pretty straightforward, all servers run ...
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Hardware to remotely reset a server which doesn't have a built in IPMI module?

I work for a hosting company, where we offer colocation services. Since we offer colocation for client hardware which we don't own, a lot of the client devices don't have an IPMI module to allow ...
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Options for booting server to an ISO

I have a server with only a CD Rom drive. From what I can tell the bios doesn't allow booting to USB devices. I want to load an OS which is red hat linux. I have the bootable DVD for the ...
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How do I recover a WinXP system from Norton Systemworks Save & Restore?

I'm helping a friend with a dead hard drive on a Windows XP machine. He has full backups with Norton Systemworks' Save & Restore. Our hope is to restore a backup to a new hard drive without having ...
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Upgrading CentOS from 6 to 7 has broken my boot sequence

I ran the upgrade assistant provided by CentOS for upgrading from CentOS 6 to 7. The upgrade appeared to have been a success, however my system now hangs when trying to boot up. (Keep in mind I have ...
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How to automate a java service to start if server restarts

I normally run my java service on CentOS box using nohup like below: nohup java -jar myapp-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar server my-configure.yml > outfile & However, if the server restarts the service ...
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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 ...