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Old 01-26-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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can linux auto restart after a power outage.


hello,

i am relatively new to linux and have to use it for a forcoming project all i need to know is can linux auto restart after a power outage. if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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I think it will as long as the BIOS is setup to resume when power returns. When a computer restarts, the BIOS controls the machine. As long as your bootloader (grub or lilo) has a timeout to start the first thing after XXX seconds, it should work.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 11:48 PM   #3
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It depends on how your hardware is configured. Most servers have the option to auto power-on as soon as power has been restored. If so, then it should boot normally.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
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As said their is a Bios option for this that you will find with other options and methods to bring a machine online (like wake on lan or wake on keyboard) I believe it's called on power or wake on power, generally in most bios types but I could be wrong. Anyway it's better to use "last state" however incase their is a reason you want to keep a server offline (imagine power tripping and bringing up a server that is suppose to be offline). Last state should take a computer to it's previous state of power before the power outage.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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unbuntu question

my query involves i am doing a project in college and it involves using unbuntu as dual boot. first of all i would like you to recommend a type of unbuntu download that would suit. i also want the system to auto restart if any help is shared i would greatly appreciate it.
thank you.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:18 PM   #6
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I'd suggest you research yourself a bit more, you have been told about how to do an auto restart already, you could try and look at the ubuntu site for methods of install, one that might not be mentioned that I will mention is PXE as an option.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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Linux can restart after a power outage. Servers are set up to restart as a matter of course. There are four places where you have to set things up to continue without human intervention.

BIOS: Make sure that the BIOS is set up to boot when power resumes.

Boot loader: Set up the boot loader to not wait for a person to select what OS to boot. Boot into the default OS right away.

Login: Set up the boot procedure to automatically log in to a particular user after boot. Do not wait for a person to log in.

Application restart: Set up the boot procedure to automatically start the application programs without human intervention.

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Old 01-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #8
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My computer has that option...
 
Old 02-04-2009, 04:02 AM   #9
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ubuntu question.
hi i just want to know whether in the latest vesion of ubuntu heron whether the flv video is working correctly because when it was first released it didn't handle very well.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 04:50 AM   #10
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Please create a new thread over an almost complete topic change in a pre-existing one. It throws people off... given the switching of topics. As to your question, I wouldn't know I don't use Ubuntu.
 
  


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