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linux - centos won't boot after rebuilding raid

I have a dedicated server with OVH. Yesterday they had to replace one of the HDD because it was about to fail. After replacing the disk, we had to rebuild the RAID and now the server won't boot ...
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Backup mysql from files

I have problems running MySQL (I'm in rescue disk and can't run anything) and I would like to backup up the databases from the system files because I'm planning on formatting the system. How can I do ...
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Does the rc.local script start automatically?

I'm having a problem on my remote server (which is in another city) and I can't access it with SSH. I can see that port 80 and 443 is open, but port 22 isn't. I could only assume that sshd didn't ...
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Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?

I want to decrypt an external USB harddrive wich I have encrypted using Truecrypt system encryption. I want to use a laptop for this which harddrive is also system encrypted using Truecrypt. Both are ...
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Rescue data from ext4 ISO image?

so, my SD card got broken and cannot be read completely (escpacially the directory I want to read from has problems). I was able to create an ISO image of the partition using dd but cannot mount it. ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Can't access BIOS or boot my Windows [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 installed, I didn't like Ubuntu hence I deleted the partition. But I forgot to fix the MBR. Also I cannot access the mutiboot option using F12 at startup. So when I ...
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I took an image from entire hard disk of a real PC running linux FC4 and try to run it under virtual box but grub freezes all the time

I am trying to run an image which I took from an actual PC (cpu = intel/motherboard=unknown to me/ os = FC 4/ RAID disk controller) and I want to run that image under virtual machine ...
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Best way to backup a laptop with a failing hard drive?

The laptop in question has a hard drive that is beginning to have corrupt sectors. It's to the point where Windows won't boot b/c a system file has fallen victim. I'm sure that the drive needs to be ...
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Unknown filesystem on Lenovo B460e laptop

I got a Lenovo B460e laptop yesterday (given by the Tamil Nadu Government). It has Windows 7 Pro on it. I set it up the way I liked it. All software drivers and all. I wanted extra drives, so I ...
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Recover truecrypt partition without MBR + recovery disk?

I destroyed my mbr and have no truecrypt rescue disk. However, I do know my password and my encryption setup (e.g. hashing functions and ciphers used). This happened after an upgrade to version 7.0a ...
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How to safely use grub rescue> in Fedora 16? System does not boot anymore

When i boot my PC, i get this in my Fedora 16 distro. I have tried as following but none allowing me to boot anymore. Any help please? I am blocked completely. Grub loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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error: no such partition. in GRUB

I was a bit of an idiot and wiped my old Ubuntu partition whilst in Windows XP, forgetting to fix the MBR. Rebooting gives: error: no such partition. grub rescue> The only things I've entered ...
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Rescue an unrecognized OS with Fedora 14

I freshly installed Fedora 14 and working fine till my 1 TB hard disk suddenly showed "SMART TRIPPED". I brought another 1 TB hard disk and thought about installing Windows XP on it and then copy data ...
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How to recover to bootable Windows?

Have following problem: Computer has 3 partitions: windows swap, windows recovery, and 3rd, which currently has linux. There is grub installed, which lets me choose to run windows recovery, or ...
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How to create Restoration Partion?

For some time now, when buying new computers (laptops in particular) from big name brands-like DELL, HP, TOSHIBA, etc.-most of them come with a "rescue" or "restore" partion instead of installation ...
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How to create Windows Vista/Windows 7 Startup disk or Rescue disk or system restore points on a CD?

I have two laptops, one having Windows-Vista home premium and other one having Windows-7 professional. Both versions of OS are OEM installs(pre-installed when I bought the laptop) and I do not have ...
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ddrescue 2gb USB onto reiserfs partition

I have rescued my 2gb usb stick in nearly two days onto an 100gb blank reiserfs partition with these two commands: ddrescue -f -n /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 logfile ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 ...
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How do I estimate where a faulty partition begins or ends in Linux?

I've reinstalled Ubuntu, and somehow I messed up the old partition. I can see it in the disk utility. It's the 253GB one that's highlighted below. When I try to use one of the disk recovery tools ...