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How to rebuild Raid arrays after booting to a live cd?

Problem: Botched kernel upgrade left me with an unbootable system (don't ask me how it also made my backup kernel unbootable) where boot and root are on mdadm raid 1 arrays (with metadata 1.0/1.2 ...
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Mount LVM partition from Ubuntu LiveCD/ISO

I have an old Ubuntu server inside a Virtual Box. I migrated to a new laptop a while ago and now for whatever reason I can't remember the password nor ssh to the box. Ordinarily I'd fire up a Live CD ...
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Ways to deliver server solution set to customers

I'm looking for ways to deliver our server solution set to customer. So that customer can easily install and experience our solution. Our server solution set includes tomcat+webapp, memcached, db ...
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Solaris 11.1 in boot loop

Oracle support had me delete the Intel IXGBE driver (/kernel/drv/amd64/ixgbe) and replace it with a Debug Driver to test something. I did this and then rebooted and am now stuck in a boot loop. ...
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ssh knoppix v7 / ubuntu v12 live CD

Using any Live CD possible to do ssh? If yes kindly share the step. I have use Ubuntu v12 after booting in live mode $ sudo bash # apt-get install openssh-server # /etc/init.d/ssh restart or ...
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Add drivers to the CentOS Live CD

I want to add some drivers to the CentOS LiveCD. These drivers are not present on out of the box CentOS LiveCD. So Once I add the the new drivers to the LiveCD, and then boot up the server with the ...
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Use a linux (Ubuntu) live cd to read a hardware RAID array

I've got a Dell Poweredge 2900 server on it's face. We have had issues with it's PERC 6/i RAID controller over and over this last week. The server's OS is Small Business Server 2008 and it's RAID 5 ...
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Swap on Ubuntu and CentOS

I have two questions, which is both related to a swap partition or file. Is it possible to install either Ubuntu or CentOS without a swap configured, without tinkering? Live CDs like Ubuntu, is ...
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Installing FreeBSD remotely using Ubuntu LiveCD

I realised this is a very specific question, but I am wondering if there is a way to install FreeBSD on a machine using only SSH access to a Ubuntu LiveCD on the server?
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Ubuntu Server live cd rescue mode can't run fsck

I have an ubuntu server virtual machine that crashed and I was forced to reset the virtual machine. When I booted, it did an automatic fsck, but I want to make sure that the filesystem is ok. I have ...
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what is the easiest way to build a custom distro with specific installs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way to create a custom linux distribution I did see this post: Easiest way to create a custom linux distribution And wanted to know if there is a new process ...
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Error while loading shared libraries /lib/libsepl.so.1: cannot read file data

I've created quite a predicament with my desktop installation and would prefer to be able to salvage it instead of having to reformat/re-install Ubuntu. Quite a lot happened and here's my best ...
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(Ubuntu) How to ensure that webserver has been started before the desktop environment is shown?

I'm trying to create my own Linux distro in LiveCD format. I have put a webserver in my Linux LiveCD, and make it automatically startup during boot time. I have made the LiveCD to auto-login to ...
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LiveCD with running ssh server

I am looking for a LiveCD with a running ssh daemon. I need it because i want to connect to an abandoned server and make a backup. The server hasn't a monitor. Suggestions?
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How do you create a linux (RHEL) bootdisk that runs busybox in a ramdisk (initrd)?

I've been trying to create a bootdisk (something like a live-cd) which loads into memory-only without mounting the disk. My steps are listed below, but when I boot using the cd, I get: Kernel Panic - ...
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CentOS live CD does not boot

Seems very trivial but still ... I followed the instructions here: https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/wiki/CreateImage None of the images created boot. I tried VMWARE Workstation (v6.5) as well ...
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Is it possible to customize Ubuntu's boot screen?

When we boot up a Ubuntu CD, it will first pop-up a language selection screen and let us choose a language. Then, it will show us a list of options that we can do using this CD:- Try Ubuntu without ...
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Assembling Software RAID in Live CD for data recovery

I need help recovering some data that's on my RAID which is on a LVM on my server running Ubuntu. What happened was I deleted the logical volume that controlled my swap space which was on a partition ...
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boot a linux live cd in VmWare

On a windows host system, I have VmWare workstation installed and I need to boot a linux guest LiveCD in VmWare. How do I do this? Can you please post instrutions for both physical cd drive and iso ...
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PXE boot FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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OpenSolaris livecd, NForce NIC driver, and NTFS USB mounting

I'm attempting to install OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my server. Before I do I would like to test that everything works and am running in to problems. It has an Abit AN-M2 motherboard with an NForce ...
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SLAX behaves differently when booted via PXE vs LiveCD from the same iso

I have a SLAX iso that I have created that is used only to run the Citrix ICA client. The ICA client is started in /root/.xinitrc, and when booting from the LiveCD it works properly. /root/.xinitrc ...
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regenerate iso file from running livecd — dd won't run reliably and genisoimage has catch-22s

In the field I need some users to be able to make iso files reliably from a cdrom that is also serving as a mounted LiveCD and so I concocted a manual test case before doing any scripting. The test ...
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Syslinux boot parameters

I'm booting a Debian live system from USB(debian 5.0.3). My syslinux append parameters are: initrd=/live/initrd.img union=aufs persistent noprompt ip=frommedia boot=live noautologin noxautologin ...
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live Boot any linux distro to console

Is there any .iso linux image distro that boots into console and not into x? I just want to run some simple linux commands like ethtool alternatively, I would like any boot cd that let me test the ...
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Diagnostic Live CD

I'm looking for an automated diagnostic live cd/usb drive for testing all hardware independent of the operating system. I'm also looking for an automated anti-virus/anti-spyware live cd/usb drive ...
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Linux LiveCD with Xen DomU support?

Can someone recommend a Linux LiveCD which can start as Xen DomU (paravirtualized, no HVM)?
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How to add one program(for example python program) (run it when linux startup) and add some file to live cd?

I would like to have a CD with a custom Linux installation, When this linux was booted the hard disk formate and create partitions(tree ex3 and one swap) and copy one image to parition hard disk. ...
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How do I mount an .iso with another (live CD) .iso?

I want to: Place the .iso of a live CD in a directory. Use qemu (kvm or kqemu) to run the .iso Put a 2nd live CD .iso in the same directory. Have the 1st live CD mount the 2nd .iso. Say, I have 2 ...
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How to boot Linux from a 16gb USB flash drive

I'm trying to install Linux on a single partition of a USB flash drive that's larger than 4gb. The first place I went to is http://pendrivelinux.com. I can follow these instructions for installing ...
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*nix live CD to recover Vista host? [closed]

A friend of mine got his Vista PC infected by a virus. Before I tell him to just reboot with the maker-provided recovery DVD and lose all his data, is there a recommended Linux/*BSD live CD that he ...
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Have you ever used kon-boot?

Has anyone here ever used kon-boot? I guess it may work because of the few blog posts about it but I feel kinda concerned and am interested at hearing experiences from anyone who have used multiple ...
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Instructions/Recommendations for creating a Linux LiveCD/DVD?

It's been a few years since I've created a Linux LiveCD, so I thought I'd ask this community for some best practices before I make my next attempt. My goal is to create a Linux Live CD/DVD for a ...
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Need temperature readings from a live CD/USB

I have a laptop that is sometimes restarting and I want to check if it is overheating. It is an Intel dual core laptop and it doesn't have the temperature sensor readings as an option in the BIOS ...
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How to customize a Windows boot CD

What is the easiest way to make a Windows boot CD that can be customized? Specifically I would like to run DriveSnapshot from a boot CD so that I can restore images from a USB drive. I tried UBCD a ...
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Setting up LiveCD + USB drive boot combination for a headless server

I'm setting up a large software RAID array using MDADM, and don't want to waste a drive bay on a system disk. Unfortunately, the server I'm working with has trouble booting from a USB drive, so I'm ...