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grub2/initramfs disaster recovery

One of my ubuntu 12.04 is a vm on vmware ESXi host. It has separate boot and root partition. One developer did fsck on the live root partition by mistake and this vm can only boot to initramfs mode ...
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1answer
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RAID-5 array being split on reboot (ubuntu)

I've set up a RAID-5 array on Ubuntu 13.04 (kernel 3.8.0-27-generic) using mdadm - v3.2.5 - 18th May 2012. It appears to work fine and be in high spirits: $ cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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Initramfs failure, Ubuntu 10.10 32bit during boot [closed]

I am getting initramfs error. I found Ubuntu server won't boot, stops at initramfs link on ServerFault. But the solution didn't worked for me. Please suggest the solution. Any help would be ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10: set up network bridge in the initramfs pre-boot environment

In this scenario, I have a machine that boots its root volume off of iSCSI, and it only has a single network interface. If network configuration is done the normal way, then taking the interface down ...
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1answer
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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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Ubuntu RAID5 Software Raid inactive - unable to boot into Ubuntu from non-raid drive

I have a server with 6 disks in it, 5 of which are in a RAID5 array. I came home from work today to find that the landlord had been through the house with a sparky, and the power had been reset. Now, ...
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What part of initramfs (Ubuntu) runs scripts/local?

I'm trying to understand how Ubuntu 12.04's initramfs runs scripts/local and in what order. I don't see it in init. What line of code runs scripts/local?
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Reassembling Raid 10 in Ubuntu from the initramfs menu

My raid 10 - used for / - has failed for my Ubuntu box. I replaced the bad disk and I am trying to reassemble the raid from the initramfs menu. I have tried starting the degraded Raid and using the ...
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What tells initramfs or the Ubuntu Server boot process how to assemble RAID arrays?

The simple question: how does initramfs know how to assemble mdadm RAID arrays at startup? My problem: I boot my server and get: Gave up waiting for root device. ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/[UUID] does ...
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1answer
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New install Ubuntu 10.10 Server, won't boot. “ls /dev/disk/by-uuid” generates Bus Error

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server on a very old computer (bought it in 2002), but it won't boot. It tells me it can't find the root mount volume by it's UUID and also gives me the follwing type of ...
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Configure initramfs-tools to add curl to the initramfs, and run curl in a script at boot while in intitrd in Ubuntu 10.04 Server

I'm trying to learn how the initramfs works and how it may be configured. I would like curl to be added to the packages available in the initramfs, and run a script which uses curl during boot (which ...