Console application permitting the user to choose between several installed operating systems.

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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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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<br> ...
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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 ...
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How to boot RHEL5 into failsafe mode from GRUB?

I'm locked out of a Red Hat Linux 5 machine and need to "break in" to reset the root password. I've done this before by interrupting GRUB and putting the machine in failsafe to get to root, but I can ...
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Grub can't find Xen multiboot file

I am running Debian Wheezy on a software RAID 0 with LVM. I'm trying to get Xen to work but grub refuses to boot in it. I installed Xen by following the instructions here: http://wiki.debian.org/Xen ...
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An Error Occurred Installing Boot Loader (SLES 10.1)

I am trying to install SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) SP 1 onto a server but I'm having an issue with the bootloader. I go through the install, more a less default options except Gnome Desktop ...
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fix kernel on Xen Server hypervisor vps

I have a cloud server hosted at Rackspace, and they use Xen Server hypervisor. I was running Ubuntu 12.04, and really messed up by attempting to do a release upgrade manually. The hypervisor ...
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Strange Ubuntu boot up warning

I have a VM (Xen based), I can boot up the machine but there are some warning during the boot up. Are they normal? If not, how to solved? md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices. ...
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RHEL 6.4 custom dvd boot issue

I'm creating a custom RHEL 6.4 iso to save myself time while rebuilding standalone hosts. Before I customize the menus and add the extra kickstart files in I have tried a simple unpack -> repack to ...
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/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdam1

When upgrading the kernel I get: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdam1. Check your device.map. Auto-detection of a filesystem of /dev/sdam1 failed. Please report this ...
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CentOS 6 won't load default (new) kernel, loads (another) older one instead

I am having a weird issue with a CentOS 6 system. I have upgraded the kernel twice now and when I reboot the system it still loads the older kernel. I also had a dc tech watch the screen as it ...
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GRUB is not loading - error: two disks with number 3

After rebooting my Debian 6.0 server I am getting these errors on load (captured it through kvm console): error: found two disks with number 3 error: superfluous RAID member (2 found) error: file not ...
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CentOS 6 Xen guest fails to boot after 'yum update'. Kernel?

I Seem to be having an issue with a Xen guest not booting after a yum update. DomU Configuration: #kernel = '/boot/solus-vmlinuz' #ramdisk = '/boot/solus-initrd.img' bootloader = ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 LTS support booting from RAID 6?

I'm setting up a new Ubuntu server using 12.04.2 LTS. I have five drives that I am setting up in a RAID 6 with LVM. Can I use this for bootup? Or should I make a separate RAID 1 partition for bootup ...
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Ubuntu / GRUB reboot loop

I had to shutdown a server due to a power outage... The machine's been working just fine, an Ubuntu 12.04 box. Now when I boot back up, I get the GRUB 1.99 boot menu with several options, all of which ...
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I'm stuck on choosing the right Linux bootloader for software RAID-10

I'm installing Gentoo on a SOHO server with 4 500GB Hitachi hard drives. I was able to boot from Live USB, created RAID-10 array /dev/md0 with the following command: mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...
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mdadm raid 1 grub only on sda

I just finished setting up a CentOS 6.3 64bit server with mdadm however a lightbulb went on and I realised grub would only be installed on the first drive which is about as much use and an ashtray on ...
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Debian boot to single-user mode

I forgot my root password and am attempting to change it by booting into single-user mode, however when booting I get this screen: Then I press "e" to edit the boot configuration and I get this ...
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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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X86 Solaris boot failure

We had a power outage last weekend that seems to have done some very bad things to one of our x86 Solaris machines. It is refusing to boot, and dropping me to the "grub>" prompt when started. I can ...
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How is GRUB config is read before filesystem is mounted?

During Linux booting how is the contents of grub.conf read since the file system is not mounted yet?
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Boot another OS e.g. Windows *once* on a dual-boot machine

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Linux on it. It doesn't reside at my hand, instead , it's placed in the datacenter which I have to access remotely. For most of time, I work on Linux. But ...
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centos 6.2 grub fails with a black screen with a blinking cursor, but works when manually entering boot command line

At $work we have a custom install of CentOS 6.2 (a pre-prepped image with a reduced set of packages). The normal CentOS 6.2 install works fine. The custom one fails to boot as follows: grub starts ...
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How do I skip the installation of grub in my VPS?

I am upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 and it asks me to install grub, I do not want to do so as I am in a VPS, how can I skip installation of grub ? If I close the session, then it shows ...
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Why can't execute GRUB command on Debian Squeeze 2.6 with GRUB already installed?

I installed Debian Squeeze 2.6 (on a recently bought server) with a software RAID1. During installation I installed GRUB loader (1.9 version). System boots OK with GRAB loader BUT right after ...
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Linux server not booting after rebuilding software RAID

I have a dedicated server at 1and1 with a software RAID. I believe it's running CentOS. The hardware team at 1and1 replaced the secondary hard drive (sdb) and then I followed these instructions to ...
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grub does not use settings from /etc/default/grub

I setup a new ubuntu quantal system and edited /etc/default/grub as follows: # If you change this file, run update-grub afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT=5 ...
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How do I get rid of my duplicate GRUB entries? (Ubuntu 12.10, RAID1)

I have a Dell R300 machine running Ubuntu 12.10: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: 12.10 Codename: quantal $ uname -a ...
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Cannot install grub to RAID1 (md0)

I have a RAID1 array on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and my /sda HDD has been replaced several days ago. I use this commands to replace: # go to superuser sudo bash # see RAID state mdadm -Q -D /dev/md0 # ...
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Update Grub In Another filesystem

My cloud server hosted in Rackspace stopped working after I installed some GUI application in Ubuntu 12.04 which automatically installed it's dependency package ubuntu-desktop (or some other similar ...
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Booting Fedora guest VBox on /dev/mapper/vg0-fc17-root [closed]

I already have the following logical volumes: host:/dev/mapper/vg0-fc17-boot (guestOS:/dev/hdb) formatted as ext4 (no partition table) host:/dev/mapper/vg0-fc17-root (guestOS:/dev/hdc) formatted as ...
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Rackspace Ubuntu 12.04 server stuck in initramfs after kernel upgrade

Can't boot after I did a aptitude full-upgrade and let it update menu.lst (did a diff first and it looked good). This is what I've done so far in the BusyBox shell: mkdir /tmp/xvda1 mount /dev/xvda1 ...
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Installing a custom 'non-rpm' kernel in CentOS 6

I've built a custom kernel using kernel.org, it has no .rpm file. How do I manually: Install the Modules to /lib/modules (make moduleinstall or something?) Make the initial ramdisk Update grub I ...
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How to make a bootable USB out of my VPS?

I copied a backup of my entire VPS (Debian on OpenVZ) on a USB drive, and want to boot from this USB to test something on my server (in fact its duplicate). However, there is no nothing in the boot ...
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xvd device support with Gentoo running in Xen HVM guest

I'm trying to install Gentoo into a Xen HVM guest. Everything went fine with the install up to the point where you do the grub-install. Apparently, grub does not know about block devices labeled ...
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Solaris10 x86 mirror. Making second disk booteable when failure

Did a mirror (RAID1) with Solaris 10 in x86. Everything OK. Now, I´m trying to make the second disk booteable, this is: from grub or in case of failure of disk1. I edited /boot/grub/menu.lst: ...