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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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 refuses to boot

My HP ProLiant DL180 G6 died on me during the night. Sadly during an raid-5 to raid-6 rebuild so my data may or may not be lost. That's next but first, the server won't boot. Problem details: Front ...
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kvm “could not read from cdrom (code 3)” [on hold]

The VM "ran" (didn't fail to start due to an error) but immediately stopped with boot failure (no boot device). When I finally found the answer to this I thought it was worth posting for others ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 sometimes fails to boot (or shut down?) - stuck at spinner

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 VMware virtual machines have scheduled tasks defined to reboot them weekly using shutdown.exe /r and some of these servers fail to restart some of the time. When I connect ...
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Windows Server with RAID error message after power outage - not booting

Good afternoon, We had a power outage last week at one of our remote sites which brought down the entire server room. Most of the systems came back online after the outage was resolved, but we have ...
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device-mapper: table: 253:3: snapshot: Failed to read snapshot [closed]

I use Clonezilla to restore linux system, after system restore finish System fail to boot up shown following error message Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... Found volume group "...
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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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Is it ok to remove kernel-debug* on a production system if it's preventing upgrades? KVM template: /boot does not have enough space

So there are legacy CentOS 6.x VPS templates on a very good host which are "stuck" with a 100mb /boot partition. Unfortunately since it was spawned ~4 years ago, one of our servers falls into this ...
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Run a shell command on ubuntu/nginx boot

I have a ubuntu 13 running nginx and node.js, to start mongodb I need to run on command line: mongod --config /etc/mongodb.conf Problem is that when I exit terminal, it stops, how can I add this to ...
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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 can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system [migrated]

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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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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Install debian 8 on a LVM Volume with Type RAID1 GRUB2 cant find volume group

Hello Community! I tried the whole day long to setup up an LVM type Raid1 Volume on Debian 8.5, but the Server is not be able to boot from it. First of all here is the error i get from GRUB2: ...
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Set an network interface in FreeBSD as DHCP-enabled, but totally silent until explicitly enabled

I'm setting up a FreeBSD carp router/firewall backup, my provider is giving out IP by DHCP, it's static and tied to MAC address of my NIC, so when carp switches state I'm trying to switch off the ...
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AUFS: How to create a read/write branch of only part of a directory tree?

AuFS (another union file system) allows us to merge two trees into one, even when those trees overlap. We can then direct writes to the merged tree towards one of the branches and reads to another. ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 fails to boot. BSOD w/ error “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE”

I'm running Windows Server 2012 r2 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950. I've had it for several months now and it's been running fine, but a few days ago, it rebooted while I was out for whatever reason, and I ...
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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 /bootbank/...
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I am seeing error during boot sequence on HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8

The error states: Caution: Memory conflict detected. You may face boot problem. What steps would you recommend I take to troubleshoot this? Details: Dual Xeon E5 v1, two LSI 9286-8e RAID-on-...
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Centos7 Fresh install boots into black screen

I installed Centos7 onto a box we have here for testing, I am using a Bootable HDD to install it on the System, I have used the same HDD to install Centos7 on a Dell Powerblade Server & a HP Z640 ...
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Nohup at boot in Debian

I have a Debian server with kernel version 2.6.26-2-686. At boot time it reaches a line `nohup: ignoring input and appending output to 'nohup.out' and then it stops. I can't get to the command ...
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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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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine [migrated]

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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Decreasing boot time for Solaris 11.3

I'm trying to decrease boot times for Solaris 11.3. This is from a DL360 with 10K drives. Its the same machine that has the ACPI issues and lacks the BIOS updates. I'm seeing two issues I'd like to ...
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Unable to find file system erro in Debian Live CD over PXE

I'm having trouble setting up a Debian Live CD to run over HTTP with PXE. I can not see the problem, apache logs indicate 200 to request that accesses the filesystem.squashfs. The console looks like ...
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PXE Boot serva windows

Created as per pxe boot microsoft surface Having a problem pxe booting through serva, this is for a microsoft surface. Windows 7 image, it seems to freeze when loading 'bootmgfw.efi' although it ...
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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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Server not booting after 16.04 upgrade (not pinging)

Yesterday I upgraded my server to 16.04, all fine and when I rebooted the server has rebooted to rescue. I fixed packaging conflicts via apt-get autoremoveapt-get upgrade etc... I also tryed to repair ...
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Troubleshoot NFS mount not working after reboot

I created a mountpoint and an entry in the fstab nas:/server1 /nas/server1 nfs rw,_netdev 0 0 This should try to mount the nfs during startup; but it might fail. That is ...
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Mount block device on boot using systemd in coreos

I am mounting /dev/vdb1 to /media/esdata using the following systemd unit: The unit is located at /etc/systemd/system/media-esdata.mount: [Unit] Description=Mount cinder volume Before=docker.service ...
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Solaris 10 Update 8, ZFS boot/root zpool and moving disks around

One of my OLD machines is running solaris 10 Update 8 (x86). It has a mirrored ZFS I use for "root zpool". Both disks are failing so I plugged a new disk in a USB port and attached the new disk to ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G5 issue while booting (no error messages, just beep code)

I need helps as I cannot boot up the server. There are 2 processes happen: 1st: The server checks for hardware issue but since no beeps, I guess everything is ok. The monitor is white (slowly ...
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Large percentage of identical systems hang on soft reboot

Reaching out for any other ideas after banging my head against this problem for a week. We have approximately 100 identical systems using the AAEON PICO-ITX BT01 motherboard with J1900 Celeron ...
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RTNETlink Invalid Argument

I've no idea with this. It was working, now it isn't. Trying to configure a switch which needs a static IP. My /etc/network/interfaces is: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo ...
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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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Why wont my service run after reboot?

I have created the following service in the directory /etc/init.d of my Debian 7.2 Wheezy machine: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: myService # Required-Start: $all # Required-...
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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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home logical volume is not available after reboot

On a server with RHEL 7.2 it gets to emergency mode when rebooting. Looking a bit I found out that what happens is that the /home partition was missing and the reason was LVM: --- Logical volume ---...
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Areca 1880i RAID card doesn't initialize: “Waiting for F/W to become ready”

During a kickstart installation (Centos 6.0) of a server having this hardware: Areca 1880i 8-port SAS RAID PCIe 512MB cache Areca Battery Backup Module 6 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 64MB ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS full /boot/

I've got a Ubuntu server 10.04 that have been running since 10.04. Today when apticron mailed me about new packages the installation of a new kernel update failed due to a full /boot partition. ...
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Windows 7 update kills boot sector

I have a serious problem with a bunch of computers. They're all equiped with a ASUS P9X79 Pro Mainboard, running Windows 7 Ultimate and refuse to boot starting with one machine yesterday morning and 4 ...
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How to bind a non-local IPv6 address?

Is there an equivalent of net.ipv4.ip_nonlocal_bind for ipv6 ? Need to start my nginx on boot on such an IP... My Ubuntu doesn't have this IPv6 assigned on eth0 quickly enough despite this /etc/...
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mdadm Boot Error, incrementally starting raid array Ubuntu SErver 14.04

i build a small Server with Ubuntu 14.04 for Samba, I has one SSD Drive (the ubuntu installation is on it) and 2 3TB SATA Disk, the sata disk are combined to a Raid 1 with mdadm. Now sometimes (no ...
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GPT, grub and mdadm. sda drive replaced, raid rebuilt in recovery mode, but now server won't boot

This is how partition table loooks like: (parted) print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size (logical/...
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Linux init script service - delay until mysql socket is ready

How does one go about delaying a service init script in Linux until the MySQL socket exists? Does the sleep command in a startup script delay the entire boot process, or are init scripts each ...
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Unable to boot openSUSE or SLES12 from plain installation on Gen9 server

I am installing software on a brand new HP DL120 Gen9 server. This is going to be just a high-performance testing machine. I wanted to install openSUSE Leap. Intelligent provisioning won't recognize ...
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How to change Linux services startup/boot order?

As the question is clear from the title, how do I change Linux services startup/boot order?
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mdadm software RAID isn't assembled at boot during initramfs stage

First, I prefer to mention I've found and read this. I'm running Debian Jessie with a standard 3.16 kernel. I've manually defined a RAID1 array. But it is not assembled automatically at boot time. ...
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Why shouldn't I use striping raid on the partition I boot from?

The Gentoo Handbook says: You should not use any form of striping such as RAID-0 or RAID-5 on the partition you boot from. Why is this? I've never seen a similar warning before. Grub supports ...
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issues booting fresh install of UbuntuOS

I have 2 hard drives on my server and i have previously installed CentOS on one of the hard drives(not sure which but i am guessing the second) I install fresh Ubuntu 14.04LTS on the first one i ...
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CentOS7 install on ESXi6 shows blank black screen after selecting install or test from menu

I'm trying to install a fresh version of CentOS7 on a new ESXi host we have setup. I can create the VM just fine, and select the CentOS7 ISO from the datastore. Once I boot the VM up and open the ...
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Can't find logical volume when booting imported disk images in Xen guest

I've got a couple of drives I copied over using ddrescue to image files for booting under Xen. They contain an LVM volume group with a couple of volumes in it, which was originally split across two ...