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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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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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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How to use systemd-firstboot.service?

I'm making an image of Debian Jessie. On boot the system has no /etc/machine-id file. This causes some problems with the journald that doesn't start. I've found that in the systemd repo: # This ...
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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 /dev/...
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Recovery from i8042 no controller found during boot?

I have a set of identical hardware, Dell R210s. To replicate their configuration, I use a method to image /dev/sda from a working machine, and then apply that image to a new machine. It has been ...
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Start xend service automatically on boot fails

I am trying to auto-start xend and xendomain service automatically on boot as soon as I log into XEN-dom0 (on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) so that whey i type : sudo xm list the hypervisor lists me all ...
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Ubuntu on EC2 boot error after dist upgrade to 14.04: disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 EC2 instance to 12.04, then to 12.10 and finally to 14.04 using the do-release-upgrade command each time. I arrived at 14.04 and the instance will not boot now, it ...
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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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restart client after download .img file from PXE

I want to install pfsense using pxe. In Windows 7, I have installed the Tftpd32 software and set it up (conf file is below). The client machine downloads the image file (pfsense.img) successfully ...
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How to recover an Intel RAID 0 on a Rocks cluster distribution

We had a Rocks 5.5 distribution on our cluster and wanted to upgrade to 6.2. The "/export" partition was mounted on a Intel software RAID 0 array of 2 identical hard drives (HD) (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc)...
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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 http://www.ebay.com/itm/SanDisk-SSD-X100-256GB-Mini-PCI-E-mSATA-SOLID-...
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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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Verify architecture of kernel file

Note: I am NOT interested in the currently running kernel, but on a kernel that I am going to boot and which is in a file in the filesystem. I am going to boot a new kernel. I have prepared grub.conf ...
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Copy EFI partition to new disk in Windows Server 2008 RAID?

I have the following RAID setup ( yes, disk 1 is failing :) ). I need to copy the EFI partition from Disk 1 to the unallocated space in Disk 0, in order to make it bootable. Does Windows provide a ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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How does virt-install create and persist and secure the boot disk?

Normally when i run virt install, I boot initially from the network, by installing from source, and also including a "--disk" option. The way i do it is described here ( in the "root" of this ...
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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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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> root(...
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How can I automatically save the Dell iDRAC boot capture videos?

The Dell iDRAC automatically records video of the last three boot sequences on the server. These videos can be played back via the iDRAC web interface. The web interface also offers a "save" button to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 server not booting

It's a Hyper-V machine that runs the DC for my lab environment. Had a power failure that shut down my server and all other machines come up fine except this lone DC. It boots up straight to Recovery. ...
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Gearmand autostart at system boot

Gearman server is installed and working fine on Ubuntu 12.04. But it won`t start at system boot. I try this: Startup applications (/etc/init.d/gearman-job-server owned by root), sudo update-rc.d ...
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How to extend /boot which is not on lvm

I have a machine with 100 mb boot partition but for installing new kernel with other module it needs additional 50 MB. How can i extend it its not on LVM. If i attach new disk and copy whole content ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Upgraded to Debian 6.0.7 and server now does not boot

Today, I upgraded my Debian Squeeze installation of my vps to 6.0.7. It included a kernel upgrade, but I left the kernel upgrade last, after upgrading all the other packages first. However, now the ...
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Fresh debian squeeze software raid install wont boot

I am following these instructions: http://www.iprobot.net/linux-tutorial/how-to-setup-software-raid-in-debian-ubuntu/ (I used debian-live-6.0.6-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso and DD'd that onto a usb key, ...
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Fedora 5 booting Issue

I have an issue in my fedora core 5, installed in HP Proliant ML 150 server. Till yesterday it was working fine but today when I started this it gave me the following error: File system is ext2fs, ...
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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't update MYSQL startup settings in ubuntu

I updated to mysql 5.5 and noticed that the server wasn't starting anymore at boot but I had to do it manually. It is actually not set to start at any level. So I did chkconfig -s mysql 2345 but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FreebSD 10.1 x64 KLDLOAD UCOM and UTDFI

Using a freebsd 10.1 x64 system. I am trying to get an LCD working and need to load UCOM.ko and UTDFI.ko. When I try to load them I get unsupported file type. I took them off another freebsd 10.1 x64 ...
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Server 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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Loading initial ramdisk very slow

I have a SUSE Linux 12 system here where the boot step "Loading initial ramdisk ..." sporadically takes hours instead of seconds. This system is supposed to boot from SAN and multipath is in place. ...
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Right way to Migrate bootable Windows Server 2008 SP2 from RAID 5 Vdisk to RAID 0 or Single SATA and ensure Booting?

Did the following 2 identical blank 1 TB SATA drives: Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to RAID 0 Drive on Controller Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to SATA Drive on Motherboard SATA Port Using ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this screenprint: How can I solve this issue?
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Sun M4000 — how do I reset the F/W password on the bootable domains

I have just gotten assigned to working with an Sun M4000 system of which I know very little about. Nor does anybody else within the company. I can get into the initial service module (XSCF).... But ...
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Create a new Linux boot disk using a reference disk?

I need to build a Linux boot disk for a system, but assemble the disk using a different system than the one the disk is for. I have a known-good "reference" disk: is there a way to selectively clone ...
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Replacing failed RAID 1 drive on Windows Server 2008 - new drive not bootable

I'm trying to replace a failed RAID 1 drive in Win Server 2008 R2 Foundation and am running into difficulty. See the image from Disk Management: Disk 0 is the good drive from the original RAID ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda of=...
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Encrypted LVM stops when mounting swap

I have configured a disk with LUKS this way (Ubuntu server 15.10): Boot partition Rest partition (LVM group) LVM data -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 /data LVM root -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 / LVM ...
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Debian server reboots after every login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! Has ...
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Kernel config options explained

Can anyone explain what the following options from my centos 5.9 box do CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT=y CONFIG_HAS_DMA=y CONFIG_GENERIC_HARDIRQS=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IRQ_PROBE=y CONFIG_GENERIC_PENDING_IRQ=y ...
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How to reset the ConditionFirstBoot in systemd?

How to make the system think that it's the first boot again? Need that for some fast testing without reflashing the image.
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HVM AMI do not boot, no console output

I prepared HVM EBS backed ami in such steps: Created new EBS volume and mount it to existing hvm instance. Created one partition on it and mout it. Installed basic system with: yum -c /etc/yum/...