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Questions tagged [boot]

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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Windows 10 won't boot - bootrec errors [migrated]

I have an MSI x99 motherboard with a Samsung M.2 1TB stick with Windows 10 installed on it. After I installed an updated nvidia driver chrome looked strange so I rebooted and got an inaccessible boot ...
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Suse 11.4 no volume group found

I'm using suse 11.4 on a vmwareplayer 15. I had an issue of / been 100% full and also didn't reboot the machine for a long time. After I cleaned some space I rebooted the machine and now I get these ...
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Interactive sign in process initialization has failed

I am facing this issue in my windows server 2016. I was using this server for Internal ADDS and Database Server. I am unable to login to server and Services of the server like database server, IIS is ...
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CentOS7 not booting after “yum update” mokListRT fails

I updated CentOS 7 via yum update Didn't know about shim and mokutils so didn't exclude that from yum. Now I can't boot it, I can recover the files on it using another live distro (e.g. ubuntu), but ...
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Centos 7.6 RAID5 physical system will not boot after single drive failure

Hello, I recently built a Centos 7.6 server with 4 identical 500GB drives, using the Anaconda installer from a local Centos 7.6 DVD. The BIOS settings give me EFI rather than bios boot. Using "...
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Create a bootable VHD from a single Linux partition

I have a Linux partition on a physical drive. It uses EFI to boot. I would like to move this OS to Azure therefore I am trying to create a bootable VHD. I do not want to create a VHD of the whole ...
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“Failed to start Raise network interfaces” for bridge br0 even though br0 exists

I have setup two bridge devices on Debian 9.6 box and systemctl status networking.service claims that bridge br1 was not set up, even though after booting it's actually just fine: % systemctl status ...
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Receving error message on boot up

I am using Linux CentOs 7. Had to reboot server and boot appears to be hanging on the following. Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)...ok I have read online several things and tried them with no luck....
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Reducing EC2 Boot Disk failed

I have an EC2 instance with a 500GB disk, which is way too much, as it only really needs 2GB. I followed this guide for reducing the boot disk size, creating a 10 GB volume. When I try to boot the ...
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Increase disk detection timeout at boot with Linux/Systemd

I have a machine with a lot of disks, and an extra SAS controller in HBA mode. This seems to cause Linux to think for at least 8-10 seconds once in initramfs before the disks actually appear. The ...
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How to read boot log in rescue mode?

I have a remote server running Ubuntu 16.04 server that hangs on boot. In order to find the error I booted it in rescue mode, mounted devices to /mnt and chrooted to /mnt. Here's what I did so far: ...
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How to debug boot process?

After power outage my server (Ubuntu 16.04 ) wont boot, and I can't understand why it gives me "Give root password for maintenance" message. I did fsck the root partition and it is being mouted in ...
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Apparantly successful virt-install of Clear Linux cannot boot

First, I create a clear linux vm with virt-install virt-install \ --name CLEAR \ --ram 65536 \ --disk path=/guest_images/Linux_main/CLEAR.img,bus=virtio,size=450 \ --vcpus 8 \ --os-type linux \ --os-...
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GRUB2 Not Loading from MBR

I have a new computer that I have imaged using PXE. It loads a kernel, initrd and verifies if it needs to apply an image. If it does, it goes through some logic of partitioning (BIOS, non-GPT) the ...
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long boot times of Google Compute Engine windows instances when using custom disk images

I've configured a windows machine with all the tools and scripts that I'll need. Some of the script are places in shell:startup folder. I then created disk image and use it to replicate instance. ...
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I deleted all the contents of /boot and now server is not booting

I did something stupid. My thinking was that /boot directory is empty and contents come to /boot each time the computer starts. My /boot drive was giving me error messages no space left so I thought ...
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How to get the last boot up time of a remote windows server to which you do not have access?

Is it possible to get the LastBootUpTime of a remote machine (running Windows) if you have not been granted access to that server; though the server is on the same network, and same domain as the ...
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Software RAID 1 Failure

I have a software RAID 1 setup on CentOS 6.9 with two HDDs (SDA & SDB). SDB's smart self-test began throwing errors this week: Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], Self-Test Log error count increased from 0 ...
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Broken disk doesn't let the system boot. DRDY

The broken disk is a SSD, it is the only disk in this system. Suddenly it started throwing an error at the POST, see image: I researched for solution but it looks like, that as I said, the disk is ...
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VMware Windows 10 VM goes black

I have a Windows 10 VM where i wanted to reinstall VMware Tools. I removed it, restarted and then reinstalled it. After that the screen went black. I have tried things like: Restarting the VM ...
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Start OpenVPN at boot on Ubuntu 18.04

I try to start openvpn at boot on a machine running Xubuntu 18.04. I put my credentials of the service I use in a separate file and put the name of that file in the OVPN file as described in: https://...
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Two separate drive setup and getting cannot import 'xxxxx': no such pool exists

I have a simple freeNAS setup (FreeNAS-9.10.2-U6 (561f0d7a1)) that accesses two independent drives, no mirroring. Have not really accessed the system in a while and after a power loss I needed to ...
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DL580 G7 not booting / posting

I have two DL580 G7 and I cannot get any of these to boot. What happens is that the internal health LED flashes red and it displays all four CPU-LEDs in amber. There is no post code, exactly nothing ...
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kpartx does not enumerate partitions properly on Software RAID

When I boot my system, partitions on a software raid group are not being enumerated automatically. As a temporary fix I added the instruction break=mount in grub, so I can run manually kpartx -a /dev/...
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linux/grub2: capturing boot errors for later analysis?

I'm running grub2 under my 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64 linux system. Every time I boot and select this system's entry in the grub menu (or any other system's entry), a screen or two of logged bootup ...
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Boot hangs at Stopping Mount network filesystems

I recently applied the latest updates on Ubuntu 14.04 server by running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade then restarted the server. Now it hangs on boot at this message * Stopping ...
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Get systemd actual state

How can we know if systemd has finished to boot the system ? I don't want to execute on cron job if the system is actually on boot process because of missing network connectivity. My script launched ...
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Supermicro server not booting with OS

We have purchased Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F model and installed Ubuntu 18 and during installation it finds the HDD and created partition and all goes well, but as soon as installation finishes and it ...
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Is there a way to override 'nr_hugepages' via boot parameters in kernel 2.6 (CentOs 6.8)

Set vm.nr_hugepages too high in /etc/sysctl.conf and the kernel panic during boot due to not having enough memory. Is there a way to disable this via a boot parameter in grub menu? Tried hugepages=0, ...
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Apply Customized Image after PXE boot

I am pretty new to DISM/WAIK etc. I am trying to implement pxe on my virtual machines (virtualbox), if worked fine later planning to implement in our production environment. I was able to deploy ...
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Serial over USB during boot

I am currently trying to debug the boot sequence of Xen, and past a certain point, the only way to do it is over a serial connection. Now, on the laptop I'm using there exists no serial port nor an ...
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ext4 corruption leading to unbootable disk. Partition is mountable, but grub detects unknown filesystem

I'm trying to recover from a system disk corruption issue without having to reinstall the OS, which would be super-painful currently. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, the affected partition is ext4 and on a ...
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Windows failed to start error on cloud hosted Server 2016 after installing software

I am new to setting up Windows Server, so there is a small chance this may be my fault, but I have done nothing out of the ordinary, and this error has occurred twice after I installed software on the ...
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Unable to boot unexpected NMI at 0012:7AA3

I have an old IBM blade built in 2005. It is the HS20 blade. Currently, the boot screen of the blade is reporting a NMI fault at 0012:7AA3. The blade then fails at booting and restarts only to ...
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Wait before zpool import on Ubuntu boot

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell PowerEdge R720xd using ZFS. There are two 1TB boot drives in a ZFS mirror configuration. I followed the instructions in the ZFS on Linux Wiki. (Note: My system ...
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Dell Latitude 3490 - MDT results in “No Boot Device Found”

We recently got in a batch of a new (to us) model laptop, Dell Latitude 3490. Whenever I attempt to deploy Windows 10 (Education, version 1709 x64), I end up at "No boot device found. Press any key to ...
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ESXi license expired and broke my ubuntu install [closed]

I got my own ESXi server hosted at Hetzner, with some webpages etc. I was unable to access the sites, so I went into the ESXi mangement panel and can see that all my VMs were offline and I got a ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 taking very long to boot up

I've installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 as a VM to use as a web server and it's taking very long to boot up. During the booting process 100 seconds go by without any notice of what's happening and then the ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 tty console is out of bounds

After booting there are leftovers of boot logs in the console. It is always a fixed number of lines. In console mode with the resolution of 640*480 it covers the whole screen leaving the console ...
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VMware ESXi boots to black screen with only one text line: “usb”

After rebooting my server (Lenovo System X), my ESXi instance starts to boot and then hangs up after the Yellow/Grey screen. I have a black screen, with a white "usb" on top. I found similar issue ...
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Proliant ML330 G6, boot from ssd disk

I have a Proliant ML330 G6 with two discs in mirror Raid, with the P410 controller. It runs ubuntu 16.4, and it is working fine. I wanted to leave the raid, only as data files, and install a Samsung ...
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chmod o-x file system unable to boot

As per title, I changed system file permissions in root and I'm unable to boot. Stuck at loading login gui. Is there anyway to revert this? I am able to access grub command line. Thank you
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Linux: Rescue a system remotely after boot failure

Context I have two linux based servers which are remotely located. It has already happened twice: after a system or kernel update, the system wasn't responding/reachable over ssh anymore (...
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Asus P10S-C/4L won't get past Q Code 62 with Intel E3-1220 v6 and 8GB of DDR4 2400 ecc

Upon power up, the Asus logo appears on screen and the Q Codes change as it moves through the boot procedure until 62 is reached where it gets stuck and stays until I reset or power off. I have sent ...
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Centos 5.5 on Hyper-V 2016

I'm trying to install Centos 5.5 on Hyper-V 2016. The installation process passes correctly but when I try to boot newly installed system it stuck at the beginning. The only thing I can see is black ...
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Replacing hard drive that has partitions in both RAID 1 and RAID 0, and also contains /boot/ partition

I have inherited a system (Fedora 26) with the following setup: software RAID 1 (md127) between two disks (sda2 and sdb4 for lvm holding fedora-root and fedora-home). Additionally there's a RAID 0 (...
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Boot Drive Not Found

I just recently upgraded the coolers on my Supermicro server and now it can't find the default boot device unless I unplug ALL of the drives except the boot drive. This system is an older Supermicro ...
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Sun T5240 Server ILOM missing /SYS - can't get to boot OS

I've acquired a Sun T5240 that's supposed to be in good working order. I can't get the server to the point of booting/installing operating systems though. Logging into ILOM via serial (ser mgt port) ...
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Can't disable PXE on HP DL180 G6 and thus not install an OS

I bought a 4 bay version of the HP Proliant DL180 G6 with 2x Intel Xeon L5640 and 16GB of RAM. It also has 2 x 2TB SAS Drives in Raid 1 installed. Additionally I added a SSD which should later have ...
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Execute PCI option rom, Network Controller on B:06/D:00/F:00 (motherboard Z10PE-D8-WS ACPI BIOS Revision 3101)

I have a motherboard Z10PE-D8-WS ACPI BIOS Revision 3101 which stuck at this screen I have not added any news devices, just a night before shutdown the system using power button instead of "sudo ...