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

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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: ...
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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 ...
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Can Solaris 11 boot from one disk but load the OS from another?

I'm trying to convert my bare metal Solaris 11 Express box into a virtual machine but I can't get it to boot. I've already asked Is it possible to boot from a passthrough lsi2008 under esxi? but I ...
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Anyway to get GRUB failsafe to timeout?

I've got a bunch of headless servers installed in random (remote) locations all running Ubuntu 11.04. Sometimes the boxes go down and never come back up, eventually someone goes out to check on them ...
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Creating a partitioned raid1 array for booting a debian squeeze system

I'd like to have the following raid1 (mirror) setup: /dev/md0 consists of /dev/sda and /dev/sdb I created this raid1 device using mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --auto=yes --level=1 ...
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Boot configuration error: Fedora 15

I have a Fedora 15 installation on VirtualBox. When I added another virtual hd it erased all the grub.conf. Now I'm trying to manually add the CD-LIVE correct command in grub.conf, but is giving ...
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Linux kernel upgrade broke : How do I remove the kernel that broke it all?

I just upgraded an Ubuntu 10.04 (Server Edition) to '2.6.32-36'. However, after doing that upgrade the server would not longer start and GRUB tells me that it is unable to read the header. I rebooted ...
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Run fsck -y everytime at startup on my main partition Linux

I have an embedded linux system. I use grub2 for the boot loader. I would like to run an fsck -y /dev/sda on /dev/sda every time it boots--even when the system had a power loss and the reboot command ...
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Why does 'aptitude safe-upgrade' cause Ubuntu's boot to hang on “Waiting for root file system”?

I launched an Ubuntu EBS instance on Amazon EC2 using the Ubuntu's very own latest AMI for 10.04 Lucid, ami-ad36fbc4` After getting the instance up, I ran the command sudo aptitude safe-upgrade ...
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Time drift in Cloud Server - need to mainpulate GRUB config

We are hosting a VPS on a popular host and are experiencing a regular time drift of several minutes a day forward (approx 7). Linux Kernel: 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 GNU/Linux Distro: CentOS release 5.4 ...
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Xen Hosting - What Could Be Causing My Kernel to Not Boot - At All?

I have a VPS at Linode, and I'm trying to boot Gentoo's hardened kernel - which is patched with Grsecurity and PaX. On Linode, you can boot a kernel of your choice by utilizing their "PV-Grub" ...
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XenServer 6.0 upgrade pygrub error

Just upgraded our XenServer testmachine from 5.6 to 6.0, one of the vms' (ubuntu-server 10.04 LTS) will no longer boot. Error in XenCenter; 9/11/2011 3:48:23 PM Error: Starting VM 'TestDom-Ubuntu' - ...
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Linux: Rebuilding MD-RAID 1 array when one drive has been out of array for awhile

About a month and a half ago I noticed that the two hard drives in a (OpenSuSE 11.3) server were dying. Guessing based off the SMART data, I replaced /dev/sdb first; to do this I removed the drive ...
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How to install grub on multiple disks?

I have weird situation - order of disks as reported by BIOS, is different than order of disks that Linux sees. Which makes for problematic run - grub installs to sda, but bios boots from sdd or ...
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can grub be installed as first program on new machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install grub on a completely empty hard drive? I've got a new os setup in virtualbox. I booted into it with gparted live cd. how can I install grub on the mbr ...
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Grub install devices & Software RAID

Server has a software RAID 1 (sda+sdb) configured as /dev/md0 device. Later system upgrade was launched and grub updated. Now it promped to select grub unstall devices from the list to finish update: ...
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Modifying grub.conf file in linux

I edited the 'grub.conf' file of my linux system and changed the 'timeout' value in it and added some other line so as to solve the timeout issue of 'xm console guest' command. I was fool to assume ...
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Moving an existing Linux into an LVM

We have a server with an existing Linux installation (CentOS 6) + boot partition on disk 1, and an empty disk 2. What we'd like to setup is this: One disk (1 or 2, doesn't matter): The main system ...
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Unattended grub-pc update

I would like to know how to update grub-pc on a ubuntu 10.04 derivative distro without the configure grub-pc ncurses based dialog. I have tried examining debconf-get-selections before and after as ...
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Grub 1.99 default?

I have been running into an issue. I have my grub set to run the only OS on power on, and the BIOS to automatically restart the machine if it dies. The issue is that if the machine dies (from say a ...
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Can't install grub, missing sda?

all. I've been struggling with this for a few hours. Can't seem to be able to install GRUB. I'm on a VPS, and what's in /dev looks weird to me: drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1920 Sep 3 11:51 . ...
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boot manager for two partitions on different HDD

Is there a way to install a boot manager to the MBR, like GRUB, so that I can choose from my IDE drive running Windows 7 Pro and my SATA drive running Windows Server 2008 ? The way it is now is that I ...
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How can you change the grub default operating system from the grub menu? (i.e. without booting further)

As frankly the computer I'm trying to adjust is in a very difficult and public place so the less keystrokes the better!
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Finding the LVM root volume while in the Grub 0.95 CLI without access to the grub.conf file

If I have my root device is a LVM logical volume, how can I figure out the path via the Grub CLI without access to the original grub.conf file? This is for use in the kernel command's root and ...
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Centos 5.5 SoftRaid Grub Installation

I did the Soft RAID 1 installation with Centos 5.5 on my server with 2 SATA 1TB disks. I followed this great guide here: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SoftwareRAIDonCentOS5 However, there is one ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 unattended grub2 downgrade

I've got to install a few machines with grub legacy on them due to issues with symantec ghost (ghost is a requirement that can't be dropped). i've got a script that prepares machines, but there's a ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after Natty server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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grub rescue prompt

Had win7 and ubuntu installed on laptop and inadvertently selected the recovery option in boot menu - exited and now all I get is error: no such partition grub rescue> set returns: ...
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GRUB2 not detecting OS on raid partitions

I have recently added a drive to a system and have successfully raid'ed (RAID-1) the paritions, with the exception of the boot partition. I have it ready and mirrored, but can't get GRUB2 ...
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Debian boot problems

I've got Debian server with one disk. No dual boot or anything fancy. Just Debian 6.0 (Squeeze). I rebooted the server today and now it doesn't boot. I get the following (from GRUB): error: ...
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install grub on disk image

I have disk image with 2 partitions: Partition 1 has cramfs file system (read only). This partition contains all system files of the OS Partition 2 has ext3 file system. This partition has only ...
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Rescuing grub on RAID+LVM

I have a dual SATA drive setup for a file storage/general purpose box, which is arranged thus: /dev/sda1 + /dev/sda1 = /dev/md0 RAID1 --> /boot /dev/sda2 + /dev/sdb2 = /dev/md1 RAID1 --> LVM with ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 64 bit Clonezilla image shows grub menu at startup

I've successfully cloned an entire disk of one server using Clonezilla live. The only problem is after cloning, the grub menu displays on boot. Grub menu settings are carried over from the cloned ...
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Debian - corrupted GRUB

I have installed Xen on Debian following the official manual from debian.org. After that I runned grub-update and some time later removed Xen, including xen kernel. I runned grub-update one more time, ...