Init is the initial process that loads on a linux system. If init fails to load, it will result in a kernel failure.

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Help understanding initial init script to create root fs in ram

I'm trying to get a handle on the init process in Linux & Ubuntu so that I can create a small netbootable image that runs in memory (no local disk) What I have managed to do is debootsrap a ...
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Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit?

I know this question has been asked a number of times, but my system seems to contradict itself… Following the answer to this question, I have run the following: $ uname -a Linux manaha ...
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which file in ubuntu defines meaning of each run level?

In redhat based linux, there is a file called inittab in which you can see the meaning and definition of each run level. Is there any file like this in Ubuntu? I know what each run level means in ...
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How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time

I'm trying to assign an IPv6 address to my machine at early boot time (in order to boot a diskless system over IPv6) with ip -6 addr add $ipv6/108 dev eth0 at nfs-premount. This works fine, but as ...
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upstart-event-bridge main process terminated with status 1

xsession-errors is showing messages of the following type after upgrade to 13.10: init: upstart-event-bridge main process terminated with status 1 init: upstart-dbus-session-bridge main process ...
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Xubuntu: VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM ...
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High cpu use from init and yes [Ubuntu 12.04]

Today, I installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO VPCSB. I noticed a high cpu use of init and yes (as you can see below). top - 16:26:16 up 11 min, 2 users, load average: 2.71, 2.86, ...
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How disable programmatically notebook built-in keyboard before login screen

How can I disable a notebooks built-in keyboard - before the login screen. I have a non functioning built-in keyboard on my notebook. In it's current state it types characters randomly. I am using an ...
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Running Key Remap Script at Startup

I'm trying to re-map my left Alt key to the Alt Gr and Alt Gr to Left Alt. So far I've been able to do it in terminal, but it never runs it on start up. I've read multiple AskUbuntu questions, but ...
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How to add init scripts to LiveUSB from Windows

Currently i have a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 14.04 Installed and trying to add sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom to init script so my read-only part of LiveUSB can be remounted as read-write partition. what ...
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kernel panic - not syncing - attempted to kill init

A few days ago i have done the upgrade. And now i can't boot. I tried to resinstall the kernel, but theres no effect, also looked a few similar questions but they didn't helled me. Myebe someone have ...
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After upgrading to 13.10 kernel panic - not syncing

Until today I used 12.04. This afternoon I ugraded to 12.10 then 13.04 and finally to 13.10 . Everything seemed normal during the updates. Afterwards on 13.10 I kept getting an error message related ...
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Auto-Starting Seafile Server 12.04 (Server Edition)

I'm having trouble getting Seafile to auto-start upon boot-up. here's what I've done so far: Created ~/lovette/seafile-control-script.sh #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/seafile # # Start/Stop/Restart ...
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Tool to disable services and daemons

For the old (and still used in debian) init mechanism there are tools such as rcconf to disable services and daemons. Are there such for whatever is used in Ubuntu (upstart I guess) ? I am running ...
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Why does the run level change automatically?

I am trying set up a virtual machine as an exercise for my friend, it came to my mind that I can give him a machine that reboots all the time and ask him to find out whats wrong with it. I change run ...
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init has huge memory allocation after time - ubuntu 13.10

init process is taking huge amounts of memory. It starts normally with about 2 MB and if I kept the laptop running for half a day, it would reach 1.5 GB!! Which slowly kills the performance, and ...
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OpenFire/Redmine service autostart

We are using OpenFire chat service in the office on a Ubuntu server. Everyday I have to enter a command to start it. The command line is sudo su - service openfire start. I also start the Redmine ...
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13.04: Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found

I know this question has been asked several times on this forum, but none of the answers given worked for me. Tonight I did an install of Ubuntu 13.04 on a brand new Acer Aspire laptop. I formatted ...
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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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Startup jobs exec at

I discovered upstart jobs, not much on stackoverflw and google, seems pretty new, but I cannot get 1 line to work: exec /usr/bin/echo "reboot" | /usr/bin/at 06:00 tomorrow The line next to ...
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System V init scripts

How do I list the services running on an instance started by System V init scripts? I attempted to run 'service | --status-all>' with no luck.
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how to start service after openvpn connects

I'm trying to setup deluged to run after OpenVPN makes a connection to my VPN. From researching, it looks like there isn't a reliable "start on" status with openvpn, so the next solution is to put the ...
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Live Persistant Install Won't Boot

I've installed Ubuntu on a flash drive via UNetbootin and it worked flawlessly up until today. A few moments after I booted it said "System Problem Detected" and I reported it. I disregarded this ...
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Add iptable rule before networking starts

I have an iptable rule that is critical. I have followed the instructions here to make sure the rule gets added when the server is rebooted. However, my rule drops ping requests. I've noticed ...
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Why the sudo donot need password in the rc.local?

I have added sh /home/victor/startupAP.sh into /etc/rc.local and the startupAP.sh contains statement which need sudo, $ cat startupAP.sh #!/bin/bash sudo hostapd -B /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf ...
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How to install an init.d script in ubuntu?

I am trying to install an init.d script, to run celery for scheduling tasks. Here is the steps I followed: copied the file celeryd and pasted it in folder /etc/init.d/ created a configuration file ...
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Switch raring to systemd [closed]

I know that Raring use upstart as init system. However I'm wondering if it's possible to switch to systemd, as we can do it on Debian. I've found this ppa: systemd : Martin Pitt But the systemd ...
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runlevel misunderstanding

As I known there is no classical init in ubuntu, instead of init ubuntu uses upstart. Upstart is capable of fully simulation of classical init. The problem is I still don't understand how upstart ...
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mongodb service doesn't restart after being stopped

Currently I am unable to start mongodb with the usual command sudo service mongodb start. When I do that, I get something like: mongodb start/running, process 23387 however no such process is ...
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Boot stops at “fuse init”

my VPS stops booting at "fuse init" What can I do to resove the Problem? Network is already up and pingable , but all the services aren't available. (= no SSH) [ ok ...
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Correctly configure daemon (god) in /etc/init/ so it automatically starts during a reboot

For the life of me, I need help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I believe that this version of Ubuntu already comes pre-configured with Upstart, which I'm assuming that all I need to do is ...
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Aspire One Ubuntu 12.10 boot-repair

First, I will humbly and respectfully admit I'm a noob... I don't know what I did to piss this netbook off so much... Acer Aspire One 110 running Ubuntu 12.10 was shut down improperly about 2 ...
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After boot, the console does not switch to tty1

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, and upon boot, all services start successfully (confirmed via watching the boot in verbose mode as well as looking at the contents of boot.log), but it doesn't ...
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Server and GUI?

I have installed an Ubuntu Server. It obviously comes with no graphical interface. I tried to install it with: apt-get install xserver-xorg xfonts* gnome gdm Then I got an error message trying to ...
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The “Boot Up Manger” (BUM) application messed up my Upstart scripts. How can I fix?

The "Boot Up Manger" (BUM) application messed up my Upstart scripts. How can I fix? My system still works when I shutdown and startup, but I see some upstart warning messages during shutdown that I ...
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How SysV and Upstart work together?

We have MySQL installed which has already an Upstart script. Why doesn't it start if I remove it from start up via update-rc.d tool? It's supposed to obey the Upstart now. So instead it should only ...
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init not found error

After losing power, my machine rebooted to this error: “error: no init found. Try passing init=bootarg” Per similar threads on this site and others, I've tried booting from a CD and selecting "Try ...
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Ubuntu failed to load

I have a problem. My computer won't load. It just displays the following error message: mounting /dev on/root/dev failed: no such file or directory mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: no such file or ...
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ubuntu desktop 12.04 networking does not work on boot until I run sudo service networking restart

The problem is that every time I boot I have to run sudo service networking restart every time I boot in order to get it working. After that everything works fine. Any ideas how I can solve this ...
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Upstart job fails to respawn and hangs when tried to stop/restart it

I'm using Upstart 1.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 to manage a process created by some user but needs to be managed as system job as starting on boot, respawning if it fails and we been able to start/stop it at ...
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Where is Unity startup script in rc?.d

I've been reading about runlevels and startup scripts lately, and I've learnt that runlevels 2 to 5 are the same in Ubuntu, and that Ubuntu's default runlevel is 2. What I want to do I want to ...
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Ubuntu server 12.10 init script requiring encryptfs to mount first

Below is my /etc/init.d/jboss script. It requires a symlink under an encrypted home directory to exist in order to start. (JBOSS_HOME points there) In /var/log/boot.log it says standalone.sh not ...
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Start and stop parameters in init script

I have .conf a file in /etc/init/ with this code at the bottom: start on (started network-interface or started network-manager or started networking) stop on (stopping ...
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Upstart with a script that start and finish their own processes

I'm trying to setup in Upstart a script that launch several internal procs and kill them if is required $ listener.py -startall $ listener.py -killall I can run it with this settings: # Listener ...
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Why can't we remove bluetooth service the reguler way?

The usual way to remove services from startup scripts is to remove it from starting up in the first place (man update-rc.d). Meaning removing the symbolic link to /lib/init. In this case executing ...
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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Kernel Panic error: Attempted to kill 'init'

After making a update on my Toshiba Satellite L300D laptop I started getting this error message: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode =0x00000007 I am currently running ...
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Console prompt during boot (for truecrypt)

In short: Please provide me with a up-to-date best practice solution to mount my Truecrypt volumes at boot with secure password prompt! I may accept a answer that has nothing to do with Truecrypt and ...
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Help setting up e4rat, no startup.log after e4rat-collect

So I've scanned through all the wiki's and posts to no avail. I'm attempting to set up e4rat on Ubuntu 12.10, and after appending init=/sbin/e4rat-collect to Grub and changing ro to rw startup.log is ...