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

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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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How to install grub on a completely empty hard drive?

Normally, there are solutions available out there to restore grub or install grub provided that linux in installed first. How can I install grub while not having any partition which has an installed ...
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Serial terminal over ethernet

Well, my idea is I would like to have access to grub over Ethernet/Internet, I've found two possible solutions: Converter RS232 to Ethernet (1) which looks like to have its own live, I mean it is ...
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Linux RAID 1: How to make a secondary HD boot?

I have the following RAID 1 on a Centos 6.5 server: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[3] 974713720 blocks super 1.0 [2/1] [_U] bitmap: 7/8 pages [28KB], ...
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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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Unable to access resume device in CentOS

I moved my CentOS soft-RAID1 drives to another box, and now it fails to boot. When I launched the boot process from the grub menu, I get the following error: "Unable to access resume device /dev/md1"...
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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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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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how to force grub to boot (no human input) regardless previous booting failure

When previous boot was failed. (because of power failure, hardware failure) booting will hang at the grub menu for human prompt. Can you set option to force boot up no matter what happened?
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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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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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Linux boot: Can I prevent the loading of a module using a boot parameter?

I know that I can blacklist a module in /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, but I have a nasty module which loads before the filesystems are mounted (except /boot of course), so I assume, ...
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GRUB for windows while not having a Linux root partition?

I want to use GRUB for loading Windows. I know about the chainloading that needs to be done but the thing is that I don't have any Linux system installed and I don't want to install it. I have two ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode -...
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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. ...