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You can, but you probably shouldn't. The DL360 G7 doesn't present disks in a JBOD fashion. If you're using the onboard HP Smart Array controller, this won't work the way you expect. Depending on the OS you use, there are swap and other I/O activity considerations. Why go through all of this? If you want ZFS, just use it on the server in a baremetal OS ...


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Is it safe to boot Linux from a USB drive? Yes, why not? I do it regularly. But having said that, it's not entirely trivial to do it well. If you just straight install Linux to a USB disk it's usually really slow and doesn't really work that great. However, if you use a tool like unetbootin it'll create a more optimal installation with which you can ...


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Define "safe". As in: Does the system boot from USB? Yes Data integrity? No Fault tolerance? No I would not trust a file server to be booted from a single USB pen, unless it's a server just for testing/lab etc. We use USB drives (expensive ones) in our vSphere Cluster, and I've encountered failures many times. You've indicated that you have replaced the ...


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So it looks like, for some reason or another, having the PXE firmware be first in the boot order (which is how it was when I first got the server) breaks UEFI booting. When I set UEFI:debian as the first entry in the boot order, it boots all by itself, no intervention needed. The downside, of course, is that if I need a rescue OS over PXE, I need to first ...


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It's a bug This is really a bug (the static-network-up is not a job, it's an event signal). Moreover, using the network job as suggested in other answers is not the most correct solution. So, I created this bug report and submitted a patch to this problem. As a workaround, you can apply my proposed solution (at the end of this answer) and use the _netdev ...


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We have pinpointed the issue. This is ridiculous. The previous sysadmin had created an init script to make the directory and mount it on boot without outputting anything. Lesson for everyone -- please use standard configurations and save the sanity of the next person ahead of you.


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bs=1 and count=66 you are delete only 66 bytes, the mbr code is 446 and the signatures is the last 2 bytes the MBR is not a partition but the first block of the disk, block 0 of size 512 bytes and is divided as follow: 446(bood code) + 64(partition table) + 2 (magic number) your problem is you are using skip man dd skip=N skip N ibs-sized blocks at ...



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