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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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Grub2 and Debian on /dev/sdb

I've got a problem with an old dell poweredge 2950 installing debian squeeze. The raid controller is setting up the volume group as /dev/sdb. During the installation process grub wants to be ...
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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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How to troubleshoot EC2 fails to reboot?

I really don't understand EC2, or whether it actually uses GRUB to boot my Ubuntu server, but trying to boot my instance gives the following log output: Fri Oct 26 17:05:57 UTC 2012: shutting down ...
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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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Custom grub config hangs at the prompt

Please I need help with this custom grub: default=0 timeout=20 fallback=1 title Remote Install root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz_remote lang=en_US keymap=us ...
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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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How to boot with RAID 1 in GRUB rescue?

Basic working system details: I used the Ubuntu 12.04 server CD to install a server. I have 2 disks. I made a raid 1 array just like in ubuntu server guide : ...
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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: ...
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How do I set the default kernel parameters in CentOS for all existing and future kernels?

I'd like to remove the rhgb and quiet kernel parameters which are used by default when the kernel is booted in CentOS 6, but I want this to apply to all currently installed kernels as well as any ...
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Software to automate physical provisioning of GRUB, linux, windows, dualboot

Is there software that can help automate (or make it repeatable) setting up PC's or lab servers where the setup includes GRUB for bootloading multi-boot for Windows, Debian, CentOS, etc. I was ...
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Move grub from USB to HDD

I install Ubuntu from USB. After complete installation I reboot my PC, remove flash frive and try to boot to linux. But I can't. because grub installed into flash drive and I see text: grub ...
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Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt

I'm trying to add a second SSD to a Centos 6 system. But I get the Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt at boot. The system already has a single SSD (sdb) and a pair of HDDs (sd{a,c}) in a ...
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Restore GRUB after Windows installation (Arch Linux)

After installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a machine running Arch Linux the MBR became rewritten (I do not think GRUB has been uninstalled). Arch is now unbootable except if I use the live-CD to boot, ...
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How to boot GRUB2 so it mounts “root” on a different drive (remote server without kvm switch)

Summary: I created a copy of the root file system on a raid array (with one disk on it), and im trying to get the system to boot off that newly copied drive. Background: 2 disks of same size in ...
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Grub2 reports physical volume pv0 not found when probing/installing

I upgraded a Ubuntu Maverick to Precise server but I get the following error while updating grub: error: physical volume pv0 not found. Now, for my system I have /dev/sda through /dev/sde ...
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Compiling linux kernel - `make install` asks for LILO. Now what?

So I am following this guide to compile my custom kernel - http://library.linode.com/linode-platform/custom-instances/pv-grub-custom-compiled-kernel#sph_compile-and-install-the-kernel So far so good, ...
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stock arch linux with pv-grub on linode

I am attempting to use pv-grub on a stock arch linux instance on linode by following this post:- http://forum.linode.com/viewtopic.php?p=49387 Unfortunately, I am unable to get my pv-grub enabled ...
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Xen Issues - Total Memory + Grub Disappeared

I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to the Xen Hypervisor, either way I installed it on a dedicated server, I just removed OpenVZ since it was annoying me. So, I followed ...
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How do I mount a raid disk

So I screwed up my grub.conf file on a CentOS system and I'm in recovery right now (it's only a test dedicated server). My disks are /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 (RAID 1). Now I need to mount /dev/sda1 and ...
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how to get a linux image and restore it on another computer

I am trying to use dd command to accomplish complete restore of a linux image on a new computer. I have two partitions sda1(main) and sda2(extended), I took a backup of mbr image using: dd ...
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Cant boot newly created mdadm software raid in Debian linux squeeze

Hello I have very strange problem creating swraid on Debian Squeeze Linux. I started creating RAID1 from existing standard instalation of Debian on single drive. So I bought new drive and started ...
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Grub 1.98 on Ubuntu 10.04 ignores grub.cfg, goes for menu.lst instead

I've got a VPS that's merrily running Ubuntu 10.04 server (I believe it's on Xen). I was doing some kernel maintenance and updating grub when I noticed that the update-grub tool writes an accurate ...
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How can I tell which of two very similar linux kernels I booted from?

I have recently compiled a new kernel for my linux server. It is almost identical with the previous kernel (I added cifs support). Because physical access to the server is limited, I configured grub ...