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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GlusterFS failing to mount at boot with Ubuntu 14.04

Previously I asked about mounting GlusterFS at boot in an Ubuntu 12.04 server and the answer was that this was buggy in 12.04 and worked in 14.04. Curious I gave it a try on a virtual machine running ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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System does not boot from root LVM RAID1 partition when any of the underlying PV is missing

I have LVM RAID 1 (not mdadm RAID 1, but exactly LVM2 RAID 1) for my root partition. I would like to make my system boot without either of the HDDs where the underlying PVs of the root LVM partition ...
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Kali linux does not boot in gui [closed]

I got kali linux installed on my pc for a while but now linux will not boot in gui mode , only in text mode ( terminal ). I get no errors on booting it goes directly to the login screen . Hope you ...
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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 ...
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How do I create a bootable drive from a partition using Clonezilla?

I have a 500GB HDD with two partitions on it. A 40 GB OS partition (Windows Server 2008 R2), and a 420GB data partition. I would like to split these partitions off to two physical drives. (A 120GB ...
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Start seafile before docker at boot

On a debian 8 server, I have installed docker which run a MariaDB container. Seafile server is dependent of the MariaDB container. On restart, MariaDB take too long to start, so seafile fail is ...
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stop Centos 6.3 loading 'Text Mode Setup Utility' at restart

I've just puppetted a virtual machine and from scratch (based on Centos 6.3 minimal). That install process does a variety of things, but one annoying side effect is that when the VM reboots, it ...
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Linux won't boot after install for Dell PowerEdge 2850 in SCSI Mode

I was successfully able to install CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Minimal from CD, and setup software raid during the install steps, after having set the Dell PowerEdge 2850 to SCSI Mode which enabled CentOS to ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G3 not booting. Error “1611 fan 7 not present” after changing power supply

I inherited an HP proliant DL380 G3 some years back and it's been working faithfully as a games/web/build server. At some point during the past year where I haven't been using it the power supply ...
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Deleted MBR on virtual machine on purpose, but entries are preserved

I'm playing with Master boot record. I decided to delete and restore it on my vmware machine. With Ubuntu LiveCD I'm trying to erase partition entries and signature with command: dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Unwanted directory mounting on boot

Currently there is a directory that is mounting over another directory on boot. I cannot figure out for the life of me where this is coming from. The problem mount is the last mount on the df -ah ...
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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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Server 2003 Machine stuck in Debug mode

I have two Server 2003 enterprise edition virtual machines that are running windows in Debug mode. There is no /DEBUG switch in the boot.ini file, and I have even tried adding /NODEBUG but they still ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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Kickstarting Ubuntu 14.04: How do I create an “EFI boot partition” from my ks.cfg?

I am PXE booting a server that has two 4Gb drives configured in RAID-1 in order to kickstart an instance of Ubuntu Server 14.04. I am PXE booting in EFI mode, and the install runs fine until I get ...
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Alcatel 7210 SAS-D boot loop

I was given Alcatel Lucent 7210 SAS-D that a previous user(s) messed up. When I'm booting it, it keeps looping in the console over and over. Here's the text it keeps looping: ...
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SuperMicro X9SRE only boots UEFI Debian 8.1 when “forced”

I have the following configuration: SuperMicro X9SRE (Intel C602 chipset) updated to latest firmware v3.2 (01/2015) LSI Spitfire 9211-4i HBA with 1 GiB NAND cache 3 x 2 TiB SATA 6Gbps HDDs in ...
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AMI Without Reboot on AWS EC2 on a Web Server

I am running a webserver with very little writes (apart from log files). According to amazon: When enabled, Amazon EC2 does not shut down the instance before creating the image. When this option ...
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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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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Start at boot time Corosync 2.X + Pacemaker 1.1 cluster (Debian Wheezy)

I can't find a way to start cluster (corosync+pacemaker) at boot time in Debian I have updated a 2 node cluster with the following configuration on both nodes: Debian Wheezy 7.7 Corosync v2.3.4 ...
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Start pacemaker on boot in debian

I'm using corosync and pacemaker on a debian, and at each reboot I need to start pacemaker by hand. Is there a solution to make it happend automaticaly? Tanks a lot.
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Linux Redhat 6.0 booting freezed at “starting RHM Managed Xen Domains”

One of our Linux redhat 6.0, 64 bit machines freezes **after the step of "starting RHM Managed Xen Domains"** during booting. It has been staying there for days without successful booting. ...
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How to change boot device on vm installed on Citrix Xen Server to DVD

I have installed Centos 6 on my new Xen Server (XenServer release 6.2.0-70446c). Everything went smooth. System is working fine but now I want to change boot device on that VM to boot from DVD (iso ...
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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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New dual processor server does not boot [closed]

I'm building a machine and having a nightmare getting it to boot. It turns on, but does not display anything on the screen and the 7 Segment LED on the motherboard shows QCode 61, which according to ...
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Boot mode issue in Windows

Ive a little problem with Server 2008 R2. Recently I've stuck in safe boot loop. After few tricks I was able to login to server, but right now I can't select Normal Boot mode. When I'm selecting this ...
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Entering supervisor mode in PhoenixBIOS

I'm trying to change the boot order on a VM that uses PhoenixBIOS. I can get to the setup utility. However, I can't figure out how to get into supervisor mode, which is required to change the boot ...
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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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Move vhd from Win7 to Win8

I have been natively booting a Win7 .vhd on a Win7 machine for some years. I have copied the .vhd to a Win8.1 machine and it will not natively boot. %windir%\system32\logfiles\srt\SrtTail says ...
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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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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 won't boot

I have an hp proliant DL360 G6 server that was 1 year stopped.. I turned it on last week and it was working just fine. So i left it working during the weekend. On Monday when i returned i notice ...
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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 this ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable DVD or CD

Is there a "universal" way of how you can make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable dvd or cd? What makes a USB drive bootable? What makes a dvd and cd bootable? For example there is a program ...
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Ubuntu server hangs on reboot “could not stat resume device file”

Instead of booting into the running system this machine stops and on the terminal I can see a message: could not stat resume device file /dev/sdb5 When I attach a keyboard and press enter the boot ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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Is it possible to customize Ubuntu's boot screen?

When we boot up a Ubuntu CD, it will first pop-up a language selection screen and let us choose a language. Then, it will show us a list of options that we can do using this CD:- Try Ubuntu without ...
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What is the xsave cpu feature? [duplicate]

Recently after updating to xen v4.5 I lost my ability to boot my hypervisor. It would restart after saying "scrubbing free ram." After some frustrating trial & error I traced the problem to the ...
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All Debian boot messages

How can the messages that scroll by when booting a Debian system be reviewed later? In other words, how can I review absolutely all of them conveniently? That's the important point to the question; ...
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mdadm Software RAID1 with GPT on Debian 8.0 amd64 - Does not boot on disk removal [closed]

INTRO: I have spent countless days attaching/detaching MOLEX->SATA power cables, rebooting machines and trying hundreds of edits and commands. I am on the verge of desperation and desperately in need ...
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I need to perform a kernel upgrade on a live system. Best practices? [closed]

Steps taken so far: apt-cache search linux-image* apt-get install linux-image-... I was now thinking of rebooting and selecting the new kernel when it appears on the GRUB menu, however: Is it ...
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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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NFS Mounts/ Failed reboot - Race Condition?

I recently suffered the joy of a server crash (Ubuntu 12.04) and a subsequent failure to reboot. It appears that the OS attempted to mount the NFS shares in the /etc/fstab file before networking had ...
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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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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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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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Dell PowerEdge 2009 reports: No boot device available [closed]

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, ...