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Network boot environment
This environment lets you access your server even if it’s really broken, or “down”.
How it works
Our Dedicated Servers will offer to network boot before they try their hard drives. After power-cycled the server from the console, you should see the following on the video or serial line within 30 seconds (Premium Dedicated Servers will take minutes):
Ignore this for 10 seconds or just press enter, your server will boot normally. To start the network boot environment instead, just type:
The screen will prompt you to press Ctrl+F then a digit for further instructions on rescue and reinstall options.
Cloud Servers do not automatically enter the network boot menu, but instead prompt you to enter Ctrl+n during the boot process. Doing so will display the boot menu as above.