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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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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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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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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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Dual booting Oracle/RedHat Linux installations [migrated]

I've searched for answers on this and it seems no one is dual booting two installations of Linux. It's all Linux vs Windows. I have a system with two hard drives in it. Both have Oracle Enterprise ...
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Damaged /vmlinuz and /initrd.img symbolic links after Kernel uninstall

OS: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition We just rolled back an kernel update using the following command: sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.24-24-server The uninstallation was successful, but it had ...
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issues booting fresh install of UbuntuOS

I have 2 hard drives on my server and i have previously installed CentOS on one of the hard drives(not sure which but i am guessing the second) I install fresh Ubuntu 14.04LTS on the first one i ...
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Booting issue, Lenovo G580 [migrated]

I have Lenovo G580 (core i5 2.5 GHz), with dual boot (Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04). Since last 3 year, it was running smoothly without any issue. There was heating issue because of lots dust in ...
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linux red hat + how to start as single user mode from grub

I have this in my linux machine grub> how from this I start the linux machine as single user mode? in order to update some file after boot
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How to validate grub boot environment parameters with grubby

I am updating grub parameters in RHEL 7.0 with grubby command using /usr/sbin/grubby --update-kernel=ALL --args='isolcpus=14-24' followed by /usr/sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda and reboot I very well ...
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How do I tell if grub is installed on a device?

How can I tell if grub is installed on a disk, and if it is what settings it has (noteably, what it has for the root parameter) I need to check a lot of disks in software RAID1 arrays to make sure ...
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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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Is it possible and wise to put the grub bios partition on a software raid?

in a two disk setup /dev/sda /dev/sdb i created per disk 3 partitions bios_grub 1mb linux raid 512mb md0 (/boot - ext3) linux raid rest md1 (physical volume for lvm) the answer on ...
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Disable THP and THP defrag on CentOS 7 EC2 instance

I want to disable transparent_hugepage (THP) on a CentOS 7 EC2 instance, which is enabled by default: # cat /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled [always] madvise never # cat ...
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Converting Linux machine from XenServer to Hyper-V

I'm in the process of converting the last few on my XenServer VMs over to Hyper-V. The majority of them have been Windows machines and I've done a backup and restore using Windows Backup. For some of ...
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Linux xen directly boot windows domu? [closed]

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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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 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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Copy centos 6 modify mdadm raid 1 and clone to new mdadm raid 1 ssd

I have: Centos 6.7 grub-install -v grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) lsblk two new SSD 128gb Live usb with Parted_Magic_2015.03.06 /boot/grub/device.map # this device map was generated by ...
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Why is update-grub unable to find my root device?

I created a new root partition and I am trying run update-grub inside a chroot. I bindmount the following for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done And then: ...
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How to fix when grub no longer mounts the boot partition at start up?

This system has a boot partition on a dm-raid device. I updated the system by standard methods from an older Ubuntu to the latest LTS. Now, if the kernel is updated by "apt-get upgrade", the new ...
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Problems installing software on AWS EC2 instance (Debian 7.8 'hvm')

After some issues due to the lack of support in required kernel for the network card in my machine (though I'm aware of how to compile the driver for my card, I don't want to do that, based on some ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 kernel gives up before modprobe completes scan of eSATA array

We have a new server with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and are trying to use our eSATA enclosures from our older 12.04 server. We have two 8 bay Probox eSATA enclosures and two 4 bay Probox eSATA ...
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Intel NUC5CPYH - Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and 15.04 post-install crash

I've experienced this problem with Intel NUC model NUC5CPYH using both Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and Ubuntu Server 15.04. After completing the installation (which in my experience is best done from an ...
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Debian software RAID1 is not working when I remove hard drive

I have been trying all weekend to get RAID working on an old server computer with the Intel ICH7 / ICH7-R SATA-II controller running dual hard-drive with RAID 1. After giving up in hardware raid, I ...
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Replaced SATA controller, software RAID (mdadm) stopped booting: grub rescue> no such disk

I have a relatively old server machine which has no SATA ports on the motherboard (Dell Precision Workstaion 650). Also have a cheap FakeRAID controller (VIA VT6421 Chipset) and two Seagate 3TB drives ...
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Cloudlinux, GRUB 0.97, software RAID, won't automatically boot

My server is running Cloudlinux as has a software RAID mirror (/dev/md2 made from /dev/sda and /dev/sdb) mounted on / It's been running fine, but after simulating a raid failure and rebuilding the ...
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EXTLINUX warns to install grub

While doing apt-get dist-upgrade on a Debian GNU/Linux Jessie EXTLINUX warned me that now was mandatory to install grub. The system was installed after an image not done by me: is it safe to ignore ...
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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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grub 0.97 (legacy) confusion between menu.lst and grub.cfg

I've been looking through documentation but am still utterly confused. I'm used to using menu.lst to configure grub but grub.cfg seems to be the way to do it for grub2. My Debian 8 server has grub ...
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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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AWS pv-grub don't see config file

I created ami from scratch: ec2reg -n centos7 -b '/dev/sda=snap-96a520e3' --kernel aki-499ccb20 -a x86_64 but pv-grub can't find config file: Thread "Idle": pointer: 0x20f0002050, stack: 0x2070000 ...
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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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No volume groups found - CentOS

I have migrated a CentOS 5.11 server from VmWare to Hyper-V and when trying to boot the server. I'm getting the following error messages: "No volume groups found" ""VolumeGroup00" not found" and ...
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Why is grub not booting from 2nd drive? - boot info says “no valid partition table found”

My volumes look like this /dev/xvda1: LABEL="cloudimg-rootfs" UUID="d4f2aafc-946a-4514-930d-4c45e676f198" TYPE="ext4" /dev/xvdf1: LABEL="permaroot" UUID="afb7e502-ad08-4d6a-8701-2c05863f958e" ...
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How to save output from grub-md5-crypt to a file ?

I am using Cent OS 6.5 and I want to save the generated output and md5 hash from grub-md5-crypt command to a file. The grub-md5-crypt command asks us to set a password. I want the password(which I ...
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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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How can I modify the bootloader config on debian 7

I want to install Debian 7 remotely. I've followed this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Remote How can I execute Step 8? I found the command update-grub but I don't know where to ...
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Deleted MBR on virtual machine on purpose, but entries are preserved

I'm playing with Master boot record. I decided to delete and restore it on my vmware machine. With Ubuntu LiveCD I'm trying to erase partition entries and signature with command: dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Debian/Installer Preseed Remove Post Install Kernel Options + Multi NIC Preseed Tip

In light of recent automation trends, I would like to be able to fully automate an install of Ubuntu. My my first problem was auto selection of the bootif with multiple NICs break Ubuntu/Debians ...
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Using grml with btrfs

I'm trying to boot an ISO using grml and grub on a BTRFS root. However, after selecting the boot option from the menu grub (or some subsequent loader) fails to find the iso ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Errors on apt-get autoremove old kernel images - dpkg and grub errors

I was running my usual apt-get update / apt-get dist-upgrade sequence on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server, and saw some old kernel packages marked for autoremoval. I frequently run apt-get autoremove to ...
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XEN - Does pygrub alter grub on dom0

I apologize for question but I did not really understand the idea behind pygrub. I've downloaded VM from stacklet.com. The image is shipped as a ext4 file and pygrub config. My question is if I can ...
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Unable to install grub to software Raid array in Ubuntu

How do you ensure Grub is properly installed on a software RAID array in Ubuntu? I have a failed RAID array on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. When I first tried booting it, the Grub screen came up, but ...
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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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Linux RAID1 Software - grub resync after fail

I've a linux server with 2 IDE HD & Raid (hda - hdb) I've changed the "BAD" hdb with a new: mdadm --fail /dev/md2 /dev/hdb3 mdadm --fail /dev/md0 /dev/hdb2 mdadm --fail /dev/md1 /dev/hdb1 ...
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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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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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How to boot to shell with Solaris?

I would like to boot Solaris to shell (root prompt) directly for recovery purposes. On linux I would pass a kernel option init=/bin/bash and it would directly boot me into shell without asking for ...