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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 --assume-...
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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: #------...
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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 rescue>...
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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 /dev/...
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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 http://www.crc.id.au/xen-...
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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 if=/dev/...
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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 --raid-...
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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" kernel;...
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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 from ...