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Booting is the initial set of operations that a computer system performs when electrical power is switched on. The process begins when a computer that has been turned off is re-energized, and ends when the computer is ready to perform its normal operations.

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How to clone ESXi USB boot pendrive without shutting down the host

I have few ESXi (vSphere) servers running from USB sticks. As USB sticks are not very reliable I would like to prepare myself for those USB devices failure. Sure I could just made configuration backup ...
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Restore Windows XP clonezilla image (Error 0x00007B) [closed]

Our charity association has updated some management tools to their most recent versions, which are cloud-based. They still want, though, to somehow archive the older version that they were using for &...
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is it possible that windows 11 update corrupted my windows 10 install? [migrated]

I have a fairly new PC (lenovo pre-assembled) and with the following layout: nvme disk (500Gb GPT original from lenovo) running with windows 11 installed samsung 860 evo ssd (1Tb GPT added by me) ...
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OpenSUSE transactional server boot partition and efi

I have following problem with OpenSUSE transactional server. By mistake it was configured with /boot being ext4 partition on a dedicated drive, which also contains /boot/efi. I have noticed that /boot ...
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How can I make LVM configs boot tolerant with attached USB drive

Setup: DELL PowerEdge R520, oVirt Node 4.4.1 x86_64 # pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda2 onn_ovirt01 lvm2 a-- 105.26g 20.77g /dev/sda3 VG_he_nfs lvm2 a-- &...
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what's root cause of "A start job is running for Create Volatile Files and Directories"

Stuck at "A start job is running for Create Volatile Files and Directories" after reboot a server(Debian 9.5, 64bit), and solve by this "boot-stuck-at-a-start-job-is-running-for-create-...
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Using a compressed initrd when pxe booting

I'm using netboot/pxeboot with grub. menuentry "Install Ubuntu 20.04" { set gfxpayload=keep echo 'Loading vmlinuz ...' linux /tftp/vmlinuz ip=dhcp netboot=nfs nfsroot=10.0.0.20:/data/...
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How to make grub for fully portable linux on usb thumbdrive without writing entry to systems EFI?

I've installed Debian Bullseye on a usb thumbdrive. When I plug the thumbdrive notebook bootet from it, because there was an entry in UEFI "debian". After removing it with sudo efibootmgr -b ...
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Proxmox VM will not boot my ISO when using KVM

I've setup Proxmox on a vServer that is virtualized using Xen HVM (according to my Hoster) and want to start by creating a VM with pfSense within my vServer using KVM to route my all my traffic ...
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Google Compute Engine automatically shutdowns with serial console errors

I was upgrading the system specs of a VM I have. I shutdown the VM, edit, increased the specs and then started it back up. After doing this, it would just power back off after a moment online. ...
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migrate vps from linode to proxmox img not booting

I would like to create a fallback instance of a VPS running on Linode to an on premise Proxmox. I downloaded a raw image of the server using ssh root@foo.com "dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 -" | ...
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ext2 is showing in blkid but ext4 is mounted

I just extended size for my /boot partition and mounted it as ext4. I did steps below: Added new disk on vmware Created partition with fdisk Created filesystem ext4 with mkfs command on /dev/sdb1 ...
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how delete last boom entry

I am using lvm snapshot and boom on centos 7 to have a restore point before updating my servers. It is a cumbersome process so I started creating a script to make it semi-automatic. The biggest ...
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Is CD polling from "SeaBIOS" after GRUB coming from VPS host (Vultr) or OS (Debian 10)?

I'm new to the VPS hosting scene and it's been a while since I installed Debian, 7-Wheezy was my last. I'm seeing polling for a CD rom drive after GRUB from SeaBIOS (see first screenshot). By "...
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Windows 10 configured with RAW discs to increase Hyper V performance takes minutes to boot

Long story short: If I configure discs on the machine as a RAW partition so Hyper V works directly with them to increase performance then the machine takes minutes to boot with the blue circle going ...
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SuperMicro PXE Boot through PCI NIC

ServerFault. I am facing an issue booting through PXE on a SuperMicro server. The NIC that is supposed to boot through PXE is an Intel 10GE 82599ES SFI/SFP+, One server works well. But other servers ...
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How do I run some commands when linux boots for the first time

I want to run some system initialization commands if and only if the system is booting for the first time. Specifically, I want to generate identity keys and submit a CSR for signing. I want to do ...
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Did I brick this X9DRH board?

Tl;DR: Previously-working Supermicro server suddenly has no video output (either from previously-working onboard VGA port or GPU), no iKVM, no output on UART or Serial-over-LAN. IPMI device suddenly ...
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How can I cause systemd to wait starting a unit until a certain condition is fullfilled

I'm still struggling to understand boot sequence dependency configuration in systemd unit files. I've read the manual (systemd.unit). I tried to add dependencies using the After= and Requires= lines ...
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Perform backup of root directory in luks-container form initramfs

My server is running from a root directory in an encrypted luks container with lvm layout. To perform a backup of the root partition, it is usually the consensus that the filesystem can not be mounted,...
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Converting sgdisk to sfdisk for old machine with MBR

I want to put ZFS on an old machine, however it apparently fails to boot with GPT. So I wanted to convert this script, mainly these 3 lines to sfdisk, which uses MBR. https://github.com/terem42/zfs-...
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CentOS 8 / Red Hat / Rocky Linux - Blinking Cursor After Grub Menu - SAS RAID

Anyone have a solution for this slow boot: https://forums.centos.org/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=73569 Essentially: When I boot, my box posts fine, the Grub boot menu comes up, I select the first option, ...
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Booting old server with GPT disk

I have an old HP proliant server with regular BIOS. I'm planning to replace the 1TB system disk with a 4TB in it since the old DOS based partition table only supports 2TB I planning to put GPT and ...
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supermicro server - long time for reboot

Dears, I trying to reboot supermicro server first time, and it takes long time more than 30 min and not finish yet. ram was 16G 2400T and change it to 32G 2133T is there any advice?
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Properly Boot a Software-Based RAID1 with a Missing or Improperly Failed Drive

tl;dr. Is there a way to properly boot a software-based RAID1 with a missing or failed drive (that wasn't failed by the user first)? To be clear, booting a software-based RAID1 without a hard drive ...
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Disaster Recovery: PXE boot Windows Server 2019 from ISO

I have a dedicated physical Windows Server 2019 on the Ionos cloud platform. I need to implement a disaster recovery plan. I also have added a shared storage block on another Ionos server and mapped ...
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Stupid /etc deletion

Common problem, many posts about this, I know. I have my hands into debian/ubuntu for the past 20 years. But I did something stupid anyways: I needed to restore my Let's Encrypt certificates so I ...
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I can'`t create VM instance in Zone:southamerica - Google Cloud

Create VM instance "instance-1" and its boot disk "instance-1" Permission denied on 'locations/southamerica-east1-a' (or it may not exist).
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GCP - GPU staging time reduction

I have an application that requires the smallest boot-time/TTL possible with GPUs attached to a VM in GCP CE. To keep cost down, my infrastructure is dependent on starting and stopping instances as ...
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Separating /boot from the rest of the System

I have a theoretical system configuration question; If I build my system on a software RAID1 but put /boot on a USB.. could there be problems if the RAID becomes dirty? The setup would be as follows: ...
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Recovering image using sysrcd after boot failure?

I have a dedicated server was running centOS with CentOS Web Panel, I've moved some /boot files and rebooted the server and it did not reboot. The server is unmanaged, sent a ticket for the hosting ...
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Why does server throw Q Code 19 only when both CPUs installed?

I've got two identical intel CPUs in an Asus board with one stick of ram each. On power up, board immediately throws code 19 ("SB initialize before installed memory"). I've tested each CPU ...
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Boot to GRUB by default (choose OS to boot every time) [closed]

I know what key to press to boot to GRUB. But, I don't want to press any key. I want to load the GRUB menu as my default and choose the OS each time I boot. In other words, I do not want to ...
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Commands hangs on logical volume

I'm using virtual machine with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. After one of the critical shutdowns of the server, the disk id have changed. I have changed and replaced the values with new ones in the ...
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HP ProLiant ML350p - when does a status code indicate an actual issue even when iLO does not mention any?

I've recently purchased the above mentioned server. It boots fine, it even has a Windows 10 installed on it (unknown password, will replace with RHLE anyway). iLO4 doesn't show any issues at all (...
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LVM got Unallocated after MBR to GPT using gdisk

I accidentally deleted (not formatted) my Ununtu LVM partition on Windows today using it's Disk Management software. After a long night, I've managed to boot into Ubuntu again with my data intact. ...
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pfsense: After restoring config boot stops at "TSC: P-state invariant"

I'm setting up a brand new pfsense and it works fine. Then I restore the configuration from another working installation and when I try to reboot it freezes soon after mouting the / partition and ...
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How to avoid password change when boot GRUB in debian 10 system?

Per this post,I know it's easy to change password when boot GRUB. When I read set debian grub password ,I run command as below: cat << EOF >> /boot/grub/menu.lst timeout 3 password hackme ...
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Ubuntu on dl380p gen8 won't boot from SD Card after few restarts and powering off

I have two HP Proliant dl380p gen8 servers with full array (25 disks). I did install SD Card into the internal slot on motherboard. Changed USB setup in bios to Internal SD card first. After ...
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HP DL380 Gen9 - P840 hangs on boot with certain disks

My Server wont boot when i insert a 10TB IronWolf drive in a slot. Firmware of the P840 ist 7.00 (newest afaik) and ILO has also been updated to latest revision. Still the server hangs on "...
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grub rescue on Ubuntu 18.04 with btrfs partition

I have a small server (HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8) running Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit with the latest HWE generic kernel (5.4.0.74.83~18.04.67); it has two SATA drives, GPT partitioned but booting in ...
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RHEL specific version images not available in Google Cloud Platform

When trying to create VM instances in GCP compute Engine, only RHEL latest versions images are available for each release. RHEL 7.9 and RHEL 8.3 are available. But unable to find RHEL 7.6/7.7/7.8/8.1/...
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acpi package has zero elements CentOS 7 boot error

I hope I asked this in the right StackExchange site, didn't knew where to post. I have this boot error (attached), I can't understand much from it, acpi package has zero elements , etc. I had Centos 7....
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Ubuntu /boot full

On an old server that still runs Ubuntu 16.04 the /boot partition is full, not with old kernels but with kernels that are all newer than the one that is running. I'm running 4.4.0-176-generic, and the ...
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Centos 7 - replace Perc 6i with H700

I've installed Centos 7 using a Dell Perc 6i using 1TB drives. I'm interested in replacing the 6i with a H700 to be able to use larger drives. I am looking to understand the process so that I can make ...
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Modprobe error at boot

I'm using LMDE4 with LVM on LUKS and recently I've been getting these cryptic error messages at boot: modprobe: module aes-i586 not found in modules.dep Volume group "lvmlmde" not found ...
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HPE ProLiant gen 10 in legacy boot mode does not see hard drives in boot order section

I have HPE ProLiant gen 10 server with 8 drives. If I use legacy boot mode, but there is nothing in legacy boot order setting. And server tries to boot just from the ethernet. I have installed grub on ...
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Docker daemon ignores daemon.json on boot

My Docker Daemon seems to ignore /etc/docker/daemon.json on boot. Similar to this question, I'm having some troubles telling the Docker daemon that it should not use the default 172.17.* range. That ...
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HP Proliant DL120 G6 Memory issue

I bought new RAM for my DL120 G6, but with it installed it does not boot. I thought it might be incompatible so I bought another batch of memory but same result. I get no display output and no ...
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position and override the default nftables rules

I recently installed Centos8 on a virtual machine to try nftables as a replacement for iptables. I installed it by choosing the full server with GUI option. With nft list rulset I have a long output ...
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