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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Supermicro server hangs on boot with disks in HBA

I have a "homemade" Supermicro server with an X9D board in an 836 chassis that has two SSDs with freenas installed. It has a pass-through backplane, with 4 SATA HDDs running via the Intel C606 ...
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What is the function of bootvhd.dll and bootuwf.dll present in Windows 10 \boot folder

in the Windows 10 \boot folder sometimes are present this 2 files bootvhd.dll bootuwf.dll I try to look in MS sites to discover for what they are need but no luck ?do somebody knows where to get ...
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CentOS 8 keeps booting an old kernel

A CentOS 8 metal-bare server from OVH with a "boot from a local-disk" option enabled keeps booting an old kernel ignoring changes. I want to boot 4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64 kernel, and here is what I'...
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How to modify a vᴍ instance setting to boot from BIOS to UEFI?

I shrank my boot hard disk size on my Google Cloud Compute ᴠᴍ. Something which switched the boot method of the ᴏꜱ installed on it from legacy to uefi along with the disk boot’s settings (which ...
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Boot issue on clean Ubuntu Server 20.04 system

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a hdd in my 2009 Mac pro 4,1 (flashed to 5,1). I've wiped and reinstalled 3 times at this point. All three times, The installation goes without a hitch but ...
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How to boot from an LSI 9361-8i in JBOD mode?

I have a server with a Supermicro X10DRU-i+ mainboard and an LSI 9361-8i controller. I have put the 9361 into JBOD mode and have attached two Samsung SSD 860 Pro to the controller. The 9361 recognizes ...
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USB Flash Drive's Strogae Jumped from 16GB to 413KB

I was trying to install Kali Linux on my ubuntu machine (not in dual boot) using my USB flash drive. I first tried to burn the kali linux iso file to the usb from my windows machine, but when I ...
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HP Proliant DL20 Gen9 not detect hdd boot after CentOS fresh install

I am a newbie in server world. My boss bought me an HP Proliant DL20 Gen9 server. I am trying to install CentOS 8 on it. Case : I turned on the server and wait until initialization finished, then I ...
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HPE DL580 G8 not booting from internal Drive

We have several HPE Proliant DL580 G8 servers which give us a huge headache. They are second hand and thus have no warranty/support and don't know what they we're used for. We've updated the server ...
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How to boot vhdx drives?

I recovered a bare metal backup for one hyper-v vm (2012 R2) in the form of 2 vhdx files. How can I boot the backed up vm? Should I burn into a USB/DVD or can I just use an unallocated drive space?
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can't boot up after changed vm machine type from n1-standard-1 to n2-standard-2

my vm can't boot up after i changed vm machine type from n1-standard-1 to n2-standard-2, why? how can i do? Will i lose all my data? Anyone help me? please! ---serial port 1 log [ 1.689313] List ...
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qemu save session of the VM to save time and not reboot without using virsh

I am in a arch based distro using only qemu in a situation where cant install libvirt for a certain reason. Want to skip the boot of windows VMs and start the VM quicker.
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can't boot to ubuntu because of 100% disk & infinite service restart

i have a ubuntu server that has system service, the system service are won't run (and always restarted) because of the disk usage are 100% (no space left on disk), is there any way to login into ...
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Cant make VmWare ESXI bootable

I am trying to boot Vmware ESXI on my dell PowerEdge 2950. But I can't seem to find an iso that works. when I use etcher I get missing partition table. Please help me
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u-boot refuses all boot options after upgrade

Summary: I recently updated u-boot on my sheevaplug to the latest u-boot supplied in the debian repositories, and all boot options stopped working. => version U-Boot 2019.01+dfsg-7 (May 14 2019 -...
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Proper Service Dependency (Boot/Shutdown) for: OpenVPN -> iSCSI -> mount LV (LVM) -> Docker

What would be the best way make sure that all the services run in the right order during the start up (OpenVPN -> iSCSI -> mount LV -> Docker) as well as during the shutdown (other way around), to ...
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Booting a SuperMicro from virtual iSCSI CD-ROM

I correctly set up the iSCSI server with SCST, I can login to the target via iscsiadm and mount the iSCSI resource, a CDROM based on ISO image exposed as LUN 0. When I try to boot a SuperMicro X10DRi-...
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Fedora Boot UEFI SLOW

After a fresh install of Fedora 31, the boot time is incredibily slow. I suspect something went wrong with the boot partitions. Here is the layout [root@linux Scaricati]# efibootmgr EFI variables ...
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Can the system (boot) volume be the source volume in a Storage Replica?

As the title says, I'd like to know if the system volume (the volume the O/S boots from) can be the source volume in a Storage Replica. Background: We have two identical (hardware-wise) servers. ...
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Extend Boot and EFI Partitions CentOS 7

I got a new dedicated server which have 500GB SSD holding the operating system and the other HDDs have the data. By default the /boot partition is considered small I wanna extend it same applies to ...
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debian 9 don't start service on boot, it's working only manualy

When I start my debian 9 server it's like it didn't start services like apache2, mysql, cron.... It worked like a charm for several months and now when I reboot it doesn't work. I need to start them ...
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Boot from other root partition to shrink original root filesystem on LVM

How can I change the root partition for Debian 10 to boot from? I'd like to decrease the size of my root filesystem that sits on an LVM logical volume from remote, that is over SSH only and without ...
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/boot df -h and ls -lh do not match

Redhat Centos7 I've tried searching the internet for far too long to find a solution. my /boot partition has an issue. I can't find what's taking up space. this is my df -h it shows -boot taking ...
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CentOS can't boot because of iSCSIconnection not established

I have a CentOS 6.5 with a iSCSI disk connected. This disk is mounted as partition. Everything is working fine but after I tried to reboot, the system won't boot. It can't mount the partition /dev/...
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dmraid/LVM Boot Issues After Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

I am experiencing an issue with dmraid/LVM after upgrading one Ubuntu 16.04 machine to 18.04. The root file system of this machine is located on a LVM LV on a RAID 1 consisting of two disks realized ...
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Make bootable Linux copy

I have specific Linux installed on SSD drive. What I want to do is to copy all ext4 partition files to other drive (also ext4) and make it bootable. Copy should be as similar as possible ...
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Make Apache Webserver run before Ubuntu Server logon

I have an Ubuntu 18.04.3 server running with a Samba, SSH, and Apache2 server. However I'm running into an issue. The Apache2 server does not run until I log into the server. I understand I need to ...
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HP Microserver G8 flashing green LED on power button, not booting

Bought the Microserver with the issues described hoping I could make it work based on a few cases I researched upfront where OP got it solved by replacing CMOS battery or otherwise resetting CMOS/...
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No screen messages from BIOS after discrete graphics card installation [closed]

My old PC used to work fine with onboard graphics, but eventually (I think) that was slowing down the whole system. So I decided to add a discrete graphics board - after that I don't see any output ...
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centos 7 cant boot gnome after driver update stuck

I ran into a similar problem to CentOS 7 w/Gnome hangs on boot after Nvidia driver installation? after I followed https://gist.github.com/frengky/6bd5835491be40184760 to update my drivers. Except it ...
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How to start a daemon at boot time after all other services are ready

I have developed a daemon in Linux. It works correctly, however, when I set that script to be started at boot time, it has conflict with other service, so I need to start it after all services have ...
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(U)EFI add custom help message

I am trying to customize my EFI boot menu for CentOS 7 . I need to put a separate additional help menu , which displays all "help messages". Is it possible with (U)EFI ?
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Dell Optiplex 990 Bios Corrupted [closed]

I have an issue with dell optiplex 990, i am getting no bootable hard disk found error. Videos as below https://photos.app.goo.gl/6TocW3sAoM7RL8gV9 Problem: I tried to boot into USB drive which has ...
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Booting an older kernel in Xen DomU when using pvgrub in Dom0

I'm having issues with the lastest kernel update in a Debian Jessie DomU, and want to boot it using a previous kernel. Dom0 is also running Debian Jessie, and is booting the DomU via PvGrub. I'm ...
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AWS - rc.local is not run when /opt/aws/bin/cfn-init is present

I am launching an instance from AWS console from a pre-baked ami, by passing user-data, as "UserData" : { "Fn::Base64" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "#!/bin/bash -xe \n", "yum update -y aws-cfn-...
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FALLBACK logic needed for kernel Upgrade

The Ubuntu Linux system has one hard disk with three disks partition as below fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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Exception during the UEFI preboot environment. DellFormsProcessorDxe.efi

While booting a Dell PowerEdge r720, UEFI crashes, making it mostly unbootable. This exception occurs after pressing F2 to get to "F2 System Setup" which means getting to the menu to switch back to ...
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VM with Windows Server won't boot after restoring from ghettoVCB backup

I'm using popular the ghettoVCB.sh script to backup my virtual server, but I have a problem with restoring virtual machines running Windows Server 2012 (VM with all flavor of Linux OS do not suffer ...
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(Some) programs wont start at boot unless I login first

I have a Debian server that I upgraded to version 10, and since then a few programs I have wont boot unless I login first (locally, via Digital Ocean console). Scenario is this: I reboot the server. ...
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Boot stuck at “A start job is running for Create Volatile Files and Directories”

I think something generated millions of files or folders in my /tmp on Ubuntu 18.04, as I'm unable to run ls /tmp or even rm -rf /tmp/*. So I tried rebooting, but now my machine's stuck at the step: ...
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Recover harddrive after abruptly power cut [closed]

Following is my partition table, mercurial@providence:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.78 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Disk model: ST9500420AS Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 ...
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ACPI Error: AE_AML_PACKAGE_LIMIT, Index (0x000000006) is beyond end of object (length 0x6) (20181213/exoparg2-396)

I'm strugglin to install any linux distro in a new Samsung Odyssey machine (NP800G5H-XT2BR) with success. After installation of any distro (ubuntu, fedora, debian), the computer: Freezes on Login ...
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How can I get kernel / early boot output over my NVIDIA GPU using CentOS 7?

I recently installed CentOS 7.7 with KDE on a machine with both onboard graphics and an NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti. I got the proprietary NVIDIA drivers installed, but it was quite difficult as I couldn't see ...
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How do I correctly SysPrep Gen2 Hyper-V image or fix the one I'm working with?

My goal was to create a Win10 image (with programs installed) that I could quickly copy and reuse on Hyper-V for testing things. I created a Gen2 image, installed Win10+apps, then SysPrep'd and shut ...
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How can I fix this error of kubuntu 19.04 shown at boot time on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series?

[ 21.066854] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Physical Layer, (receiver ID) [ 21.067124] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: device [8086 :9d14] error status/mask=00000081/...
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Supermicro Motherboard won't boot, onboard power LED lights up

I'm having issues getting a Supermicro motherboard to boot. When I switch the PSU on, the Onboard Standby Power LED lights up on the motherboard. Pushing the power switch then has no effect. No beeps, ...
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Boot Windows from SAN

Am not so familiar with Storage. I have some questions around running Physical and Virtual Machines with SAN for Storage. Is it possible to boot OS from a SAN Storage attached to a Physical Server? ...
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Windows 10 drive cloned from Clonezilla image will not boot

As a test for using Clonezilla with Windows 10, I built a Windows 10 machine, and booted to the Clonezilla Live-CD to create an image across the network on our file server. I cloned the entire drive,...
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After a Debian 9.9 upgrade my server doesn't boot because of the disks in fstab

After a Debian 9.9 upgrade I restarted the server to load the new kernel image, Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u5 (2019-08-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux, and it didn't boot anymore. The server has 4 ssd disks, the main ...
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boot Debian installation through Console on SPARC

I'm trying to boot Debian for installation through SER MGT Console without VGA when trying to use: (0) ok boot cdrom - text Boot device: /pci@400/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@...

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