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grub: Booting Ubuntu off /boot in LVM, broken after upgrade

I have servers I want to upgrade remotely and headlessly from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. This upgrade has to happen via script, with no interaction. The do-release-upgrade command exits cleanly, ...
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GRUB hangs on emergency boot

I am trying to get a server going and was extremely excited when I found out it would automatically boot if the power just suddenly stopped. So if i were to unplug the server while it was still ...
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What are the advantages of GRUB over LILO? [migrated]

Why is GRUB so much more popular than LILO? The only distribution that I can think of that uses LILO by default is Slackware Linux. All other distributions use GRUB. To this day I've never understood ...
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Grub rescue, will not boot from mdadm RAID, no such disk or device — mduuid wrong?

I am running a 14 disk RAID 6 on mdadm behind 2 LSI SAS2008's in JBOD mode (no HW raid) on Debian 7 in BIOS legacy mode. Grub2 is dropping to a rescue shell complaining that "no such device" exists ...
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Cannot install grub, segmentation fault, unable to identify filesystem, superfluous RAID member, found two disks with same index — Debian 7

A server was recently transported from location A to B, a long journey that took six months. Things have gone wrong due to nothing being labeled prior to shipment. Yes, I know --- it was done by ...
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Can't get my proliant N54l to boot from USB

I was trying to install ubuntu 14. onto a usb stick. It booted fine from the USB and I went through the process for a while until I got to the partitioning bit, I was thinking maybe the install was in ...
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EC2 AMI instance store backup grub utility required

Working on backup of whole ec2 volume and image to upload to s3. Using RHEL7 and it internally uses Grub2 as bootloader. EC2 AMI tools requires grub legacy loader and I'm struck up in this loader. ...
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Linux xen directly boot windows domu?

I have the following situation: got a new notebook with Windows7 pre-installed (sda1 with boot partition, actual OS in sda2), one physical disk (sda) created an extended partition (sda3), inside ...
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OpenSuse 13.1 GRUB2 downgrade GRUB stuck on menu

I was trying to virtualize a opensuse server and discovered that GRUB2 is not supported by VMWare, at least without some fiddling. I went into Yast and changed the bootloader from GRUB to GRUB2, and ...
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SuperMicro Superblade fails to boot from hard drive

Following issue. I have a number of Superblades with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i cards. One card per server. All of them use the latest firmware (20.13.1-0176) as of this writing (as per the LSI ...
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GRUB “Some modules may be missing from core image” Error

one HDD crashed from my RAID and I added a new HDD. Now I wanted to install GRUB to the new HDD: with "grub-install /dev/sdb" I get these errors: Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install: ...
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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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Where to install GRUB 2 boot loader?

I have: sda and sdb which partitions is forming mirror RAID md0 md1 md2 md3 During update process, I was prompted where to install GRUB boot loader - on sda, sdb, md's or all together? What ...
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Is there a way to create a “one-time” boot entry in grub?

I have the following issue: I have a small server (Debian based) to which I can connect remotely (VPN/SSH connection). Now I want to change some boot options (in fact I want to migrate my root file ...
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Linux RAID 1: How to make a secondary HD boot?

I have the following RAID 1 on a Centos 6.5 server: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[3] 974713720 blocks super 1.0 [2/1] [_U] bitmap: 7/8 pages [28KB], ...
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Regular apt-get update broke grub

I ran a regular update (aptitude safe-upgrade) on my wife's server yesterday (a Hetzner root server with Hardware RAID) and the server hasn't booted properly since. I'm able to boot the server using ...
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Grub giving Error 2: Bad file or directory when I try to locate the kernel

I'm trying to boot a VM with grub-legacy and I'm getting a grub prompt. If I run root (hd0,0) it says Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83, but then if I do kernel /TAB it says Error 2: Bad ...
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zfs checksum verfication failed, solaris booting failed

Looks like my solaris 10 got hosed overnight for unknown reason. I get below error while booting and also when trying to cat menu.lst file in grub. Hard disk is being detected by ubuntu so it may not ...
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Did grub updating bring my server down?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server. Last night I installed a few updates using apt-get dist-upgrade, including grub, and rebooted. After rebooting, I couldn't boot into Ubuntu. I just get a big flashing ...
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grub.conf missing initrd path after kernel update

I updated a server this morning and the latest kernel panics during boot. Upon review of the grub.conf file I found the initrd path was missing. Is there a way to fix this issue? Or should I remove ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode ...
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Use old raid drive as boot device without data loss

There were two disks in sw-raid. There were /dev/md1 as swap, /dev/md2 as boot and a /dev/md3 with ext4. The sw-raid was disabled by stopping and removing mdadm and then zeroing the superblock on ...
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VM's Grub menu invisible with XenServer 6.0.2?

I have a dual-boot VM on XenServer 6.0.2 but grub just shows up as a black screen. I can still make a selection and such, but it's just a black screen in the XenServer console. Any ideas on how to ...
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Debian server does not get to grub on boot (possible raid issue)

First a bit of backstory. I'm working at a small business that runs their own web/mail/file server. The server is running on Debian lenny and I have been trying to update it, I ran into a problem with ...
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SOLVED: Ubuntu Grub fails with: unknown command recordfail

I installed some patches on a Ubuntu 10.04 Server (LTS) system today. After rebooting the newly patched server the boot process is now hosed with an unknown command 'recordfail' message. If I hit a ...
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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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removed files from /tmp/ directory - can't login anymore

I'm a system integrator(evidently noob), and today i've made my first scan with rkhunter, a tool that look into the system for check the presence of rootkits. After that scan i -foolishly- decided to ...
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Configure GRUB on XEN VPS

I have a xen VPS with debian 7 x86_64 installed on it. The operating system comes with GRUB2 installed on it. The problem is that while runnnig apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y GRUB says The GRUB ...
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Which vmlinuz and initrd.img should I use for 'headless' CentOS installation?

I am pondering reinstalling a CentOS Linux server remotely, by installing CentOS' installer into /boot (GRUB) as per this tutorial: ganesh.me: Install Linux Servers Remotely I notice that there are ...
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Getting 'out of memory aborted' on booting

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 ~ 13.10 on my old machine with MegaRAID 9240-8i. Every time I finished installing and restart, the screen just popup out of memory aborted. At first I thought that ...
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Grub install failing on Hardware RAID with LVM

I have a SuperMicro box with an Areca RAID controller installed. The RAID controller is configured for RAID 6 + Hot Spare. I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I set up LVM with separate ...
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Automatic OS rotation using GRUB

I have several test servers that perform unit tests and hardware tests on some PCI and PCIe boards my company produces. These servers are multi-boot with a number of various Linux distributions and ...
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KVM virtual machine boot messages

Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to stop the following boot messages with a centos 6.5 vm created with qemu-kvm When I start the vm there is a slight delay as the vm posts the following boot ...
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How to configure GRUB loader after apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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grub on debian wheezy doesn't recognise mdraid

We're having a really strange problem when trying to boot from an mdraid on Debian Wheezy. All references online that I can find tell me that grub 1.99 (which is part of Debian Wheezy) should have no ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 with USB - install grub onto the correct boot drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 onto a new Dell r210ii server (no CDrom drive, USB booting only). The install goes fine, but since the USB drive is mounted as /dev/sda1 and the hard drive of the ...
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Why is my machine not showing anything when booting?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 x86, and after I make my normal selection (Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae) from the GRUB menu, the screen just goes blank - there's not even a cursor showing up. ...
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CentOS grub.conf template?

I want to add some parameters to the kernel line in grub.conf, but I want to make sure that when the kernel is updated that those parameters persist. How is the format determined? Is there a template ...
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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 root(hd0,1) ...
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Why does a grub setpci blocks the system on a mac mini while working when run from the OS?

I am trying to run a setpci command that enables reboot on power failure from inside grub2, just in order to be sure that this is executed as soon as posible. The problem is that while this works ...
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How can I determine if nohz=off (CentOS 6.4 64bit - Hyper-V)

I've edited /boot/grub/grub.conf and added nohz=off to the command line of the default kernel. I do not see any difference, kernel is compiled with 1000Hz, but when I test with the following tool: ...
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How to update-grub on a system running overlayroot?

We ship boxes configured with overlayroot, using the following overlayroot.conf: overlayroot=device:dev=/dev/sda6,timeout=20,recurse=0 Which produces the following mount configuration: $ mount ...
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Does the initramfs image file need to be updated whenever grub.conf is modified?

I am trying to puzzle out a linux boot configuration problem involving legacy grub (0.97), LVM2, and dracut and trying to eliminate a few red herrings. My trial and error process goes like so: ...
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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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grub always will boot to grub command line

I have a remote CentOS 6.4 server (with KVM access), when I received the server it was running with LVM on single disk (sda) I managed to remove LVM and install raid 1 in sda and sdb disks the ...
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Accidentally ran grub-install incorrectly, now have a grub prompt but no menu

tl;dr: I fat-fingered grub-install, then "correctly" re-issued it targeting the /boot filesystem on /dev/sda1 but it isn't reading grub/grub.conf unless I expressly tell it where to look using the ...
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How can one choose a new kernel on boot, running a dedicated server?

As part of installing proxmox on a dedicated server running Debian, it installed a new kernel. As part of the install instructions, I am supposed to choose the new kernel in grub. However I dont have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Grub1 won't load new kernel

For some reason I can't get grub to load the new kernel. I tried removing the old kernels with aptitude and running update-grub but it still loads the old kernel - even though I've removed it! I ...
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How to boot after RAID failure (software RAID)?

Previously I had a software raid set up using (mdadm) of drives sda and sdb. sdb failed and the only way to reboot the system was by unplugging the second hard drive. Now I've added fresh sdb and sdc ...
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Fixing a failed grub upgrade on RAID

We just upgraded out dedicated server from Debian Lenny (5.0) to Debian Squeeze (6.0). In the process, the grub upgrade failed. I (perhaps foolishly) followed the advice at ...