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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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 boot Windows from new hard drive [migrated]

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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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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Can`t boot new VM on Xenserver 6,5 “tapdisk experience an error”

I have a problem. My server is Dell T310 with perc 6/i raid conroller. I have update any firmware and BIOs and the problem is still the same. My raid VD is RAID5 with 3 SATA 2TB hard disks. It's ...
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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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Diskless cluster using Perceus: nodes don't boot

I'm constructing diskless cluster using Perceus. Few days ago, I succeed Clustering using Perceus. Nodes are booted well and i can use ssh to nodes. Even i run mpi program. Today, I tried to ...
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STOP 0x7b booting from iSCSI

I've a Windows 2008 SBS running. It boots of iSCSI. That setup worked for months until yesterday. I intended to reboot and gained a: STOP 0x0000007b INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and no idea why. My setup ...
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Changing the hostname on a Linux Mint desktop to a random value at boot time [migrated]

When changing the hostname to a random set of alphanumeric characters on a machine running Linux Mint(17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon 64-bit) I encounter some problems. The following script changes the ...
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server standard 2008 r2 unable to boot(blue screen error) after configuring raid 1 [closed]

server standard 2008 r2 unable to boot(blue screen error- STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A98E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) after configuring raid 1 & Board Intel - ...
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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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Issued kill -9 -1, centos not working

created user in centos and edited nano /etc/passwd and edited created user as user:x:0:0::/home/user:/bin/bash and logged as that created user and issued kill -9 -1, from then on words my server not ...
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OpenVPN start at boot not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying do configure my Ubuntu 14.04 server, so OpenVPN will start at boot. So far, I am able to start OpenVPN server with the command: service openvpn start After I execute this command, I ...
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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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Boot from RAID with PERC H310 on Dell PowerEdge R520

I'm trying to install an OS on an R520 with the PERC H310 RAID controller and set up two physical drives as a virtual drive with RAID-1. However I can't select that virtual drive in the boot sequence ...
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how to skip ntpdate synchronization during boot on centos

I moved a centos server to a new IP and now it's stuck on ntpdate synch during boot. I just need it to boot once so I can assign the new IP. Going back to the old IP is not an option right now. CTL C ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1800 Hangs at boot after Dell PERC Sata RAID Controller Successfully POSTs

Server crashed one night. I rebooted, now it hangs just after the SATA RAID Controller successfully POSTs. This unit has a RAID 5 array, but I haven't pulled a recent enough backup of the data on it ...
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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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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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How to make Dell PowerEdge R410 boot from two hard drives?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with two SAS drives connected to the SAS controller and I would like that both of them can be in the boot sequence tried to boot. I would like to use md software RAID-1 in ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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Stuck at grub prompt after a default CentOS 6 installation

I am having a very strange problem installing CentOS 6 that I've never encountered before. I've followed these same steps thousands of times before, but within the past couple weeks I've had two ...
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4 processors fail in ProLiant DL580 after swap

I recently shipped my HP ProLiant DL580 G5, and am now in the process of trying to get it set up again. However, upon getting the power supplies and HDDs reinstalled, I was unable to power the thing ...
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How to restart Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9600

I need to restart/reboot an Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwith 9600. I cannot find the option to reboot the switch from the web interface. How else can I reboot the switch without pulling the power? I was able ...
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Custom initrd init script: how to create /dev/initctl

I have a virtual machine (VMM is Xen 3.3) equipped with two IDE HDD's (/dev/hda and /dev/hdb). The root file system is in /dev/hda1, where Scientific Linux 5.4 is installed. /dev/hdb contains an empty ...
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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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“No inittab file found” after reset

An old dedicated server (Debian w. 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 system. ...
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RHEL hang on boot - first on sendmail, then on iiimf

I can't figure out what this box is doing. Running RHEL 4.8 - it was rebooted and now it won't come back up. Diagnostic with Seatools shows the drives as good, fsck checks out as well. I can get into ...
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DL160 G5 fails to boot CentOS 5.11

I'm trying to install CentOS 5.11 on DL160 G5, with 4 bays holding 3TB sized drives. The installation with default partition layout completes successfully, however on boot I get to a blinking cursor ...
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UnicodeDecodeError starting Radicale server during boot process

I set up the Radicale CalDAV server on Debian Wheezy (raspbian). I can launch it manually as expected. However, when I try to start it during boot process it fails with the following error: ...
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Wrong PATH in init script on boot

Since the update of the System on my Synology NAS (x86), I have some problems with my startup scripts. The Bash scripts are stored in /usr/local/etc/rc.d. The scripts were executed for sure, because ...
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debian unable to automount partition at boot

I have a single usb drive connected to my server, and I am unable to get it to automount at boot time. If I manually execute mount -a it mounts correctly. my fstab is as follows: proc ...
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Empty /boot/grub/grub.conf of a remote server, how to recrete it from recovery?

My remote server (running CentOS 6.6 x64) can't boot anymore. Using the emergency recovery (a LIVE CD) i can actually look that /etc/boot/grub/grub.conf and it's empty (0 bytes). I don't know why, ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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RHEL7 server won't boot after restart - “Failed to start LSB”

I have a RHEL7 server that has been running for the past couple weeks, but it won't come back up after a restart now. I have daily snapshots, but all of them seem to be affected by the same problem. ...
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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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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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What is the correct way to install software RAID 1 in CentOS 6.4?

I'm going to install CentOS 6.4 on HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 server. This server has fakeraid controller so i decided to use software raid. The problem is that i don't know how to correctly install GRUB ...
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...