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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Restoring /sbin/init from Live CD

The permissions of my /sbin/init file on my Xubuntu system are 000. Is there any way to restore this file with a LiveCD (downloaded from the Boot-Repair page)? I read a forum thread where somebody ...
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Couchdb package broken on 14.04 lts Trusty

Is there something wrong with couchdb packages in trusty/14.04? When I install couchdb it doesn't start. The install reports: initctl: Unknown job: couchdb and there is no /etc/init.d/couchdb ...
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What provides the mdadm-raid boot facility?

Three of my initscripts depend on boot facility mdadm-raid. In particular, user@host:/etc/init.d$ grep mdadm-raid * cryptdisks:# Should-Start: udev mdadm-raid lvm2 cryptdisks:# Should-Stop: ...
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Recent upgrade, now it says “no init found” on start up. Solutions posed in other threads not working

My hard drive is partitioned to both windows and ubuntu. Recently, while logged into ubuntu, an upgrade was suggested. After upgrading, and upon rebooting, the screen reads an error "no init found. ...
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/etc/init startup script in Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I use /etc/init to run scripts on startup in Ubuntu 14.04? File: minecraft.conf in /etc/init respawn limit 20 5 cd /home/minecraft java -Xmx2048M -Xms2048M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui ...
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14.04 start process on boot: system vs user jobs

I have a process that I need to start on boot. Doesn't matter if it's the last thing to start, but I need it up and running when I turn my computer on. I found that using root's crontab and @reboot ...
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Recover vbox snapshot of recovered ubuntu vmdk

So I have a base image for a linux vmdk I snapshotted as I went along. Now when I was going through and deleting things to free up some disk space I accidentally deleted that original vmdk, thinking ...
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Is there any way to work out the boot order of services with upstart, systemd etc?

I'm having a problem with a chassis change on a remote host and need to know at which point it is failing. This was quite easy with init.d setup but the new system.d etc seem to make it impossible. ...
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What starts accounts-daemon?

Question is simple: what starts the accounts service daemon on Ubuntu 14.04? root 11495 1 0 13:55 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/accountsservice/accounts-daemon pstree tells me that it's ...
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Ubuntu does not have requested sbint/init

I used all solutions on the internet and nothing works for me. I have this problem twice, but first time I reinstall Ubuntu, now I have a lot of configurations and I don't wanna lose my data, ...
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apt/aptitude: predict which daemons are going to be restarted

I'm looking for a way to predict before upgrading, which daemons are going to get a restart. I have a few updates lined up that upgrade some core libraries and daemons and it makes sense to me that if ...
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Installed Nvidia driver, can't get back to unity

so i updated my video driver on my pc with the latest from the nvida website. I disabled the lightdm service and went to init 3. but after the install I cant get back to the unity desktop. it loads ...
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Lubuntu starts diferently

Since yesterday my Lubuntu 15.04 installation is starting very differently. Now it shows a grey background screen, with a top bar, and asks me my user key with a very different look. Then it shows an ...
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Configuration for green tty's foreground and boot text after grub menu

I have set up my system (Ubuntu 14.10) for a text boot up. I need to configure my ttys and boot in such a way that it shows green font for boot messages and ttys.Right now, after the grub menu(which ...
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I can't get any information or help about an init process called 'scip' which has a log /var/log/upstart/scip.log

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have strange WiFi issues. In looking at /var/log/syslog I see a rapidly repeating error about a crashing init called scip: Jul 29 09:03:17 ppzuav-UltraPro ...
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Boot fails to mount root partition

I recently installed Ubuntu successfully instead of Windows 7 and it was working very good. Suddenly while I was working, it restarted my computer and after I chose Ubuntu from grub it give me this ...
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/sbin/init disappeared?? <----->fontconfig symbol error

after more than 10 days of struggling with a bootup-message like Kernel panic !! Target file system does not have requested /sbin/init ... and from live-DVD in Terminal after mounting my ...
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Change the configuration location of vsftpd?

How do I change the configuration location of vsftpd? It is currently in a file directly off /etc and I'd like it to be in /etc/vsftpd/ so that I can include some other stuff in there and not clutter ...
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Minecraft script wont run

In /etc/rc.local I have the following sh /path/to/file/myscrip.sh & #Go here Run this script. in the background I followed that path to confirm that it's pointing the right place on my ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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vivid - failed to connect to upstart: connection refused

Just updated via do-release-upgrade and now certain upstart jobs such as fail2ban and plexmediaserver will not start (have tried reinstalling) sudo service fail2ban start Job for fail2ban.service ...
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init 6 shuts down vs. rebooting when using bash script

I have a standard script I use to reboot a server after a successful backup. It is called using "nohup [scriptname] &" from another script that cleans up after a successful backup. The code:sync ...
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upgraded to 15.04 init conf file doesn't work

I've recently upgraded to 15.04. On 14.10 I had a conf file which would start a program on upstart. On 15.04 that doesn't work and the program won't start. This is the .conf file: # mbpfan - A ...
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I can't boot: SMBus Host Controller not enabled

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Hydrahost without the GUI and run on console only. I need to autologin my guest user and try to follow the answer on this page, but it turns out make my Ubuntu ...
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How do I get Bittorrent Sync to run automatically after a reboot?

I have to enter ./btsync in the terminal every time I reboot. Then I have to open a browser and enter my username and password, kind of a pita. Do have to make or edit an init file? Yes I am new to ...
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checkinstall working, but start scripts from debian folder missing and not installed

I am trying to install a debian package (tinc 1.1 pre11) from source to ubuntu: wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/t/tinc/tinc_1.1~pre11-1.dsc wget ...
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How does the Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about the Linux boot process. As I understand the Linux boot process is something like this : BIOS (UEFI) → MBR → grub → Kernel → init What I really don't understand ...
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Can there be two init processes?

I am new to Operating Systems (specifically Linux) and this is my first question here I want to ask, can there be two process with CMD = init (as given by ps - e command). I had two processes on my ...
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What can I do with the login manager on the command line?

Init posesses an incorporated login manager, can I see its process on the command line or acquire further information about it just using the command line? Also, there is another login manager ...
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/etc/sysctl.d doesn't seem to be read at start up

I have added a file to /etc/sysctl.d with these contents: $ more 60-inotify.conf fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 Running sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/60-inotify.conf does the job. But on reboot the ...
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Unable to init SDL: No available video device

i am trying to execute graphics program bt there is msg on terminal "Unable to init SDL: No available video device " when execute the c++ graphics program
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Revert to upstart

Is it possible to revert an ubuntu 14.10 install to a upstart or a SysV init system. The "loggin" and other issues with systemd has caused me issus with being unable to read the dmesg as normal and ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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My command runs in bash, but not from /etc/init, what have I done wrong?

I'm having some trouble with this init script. When I run the command I'm passing to start-stop-daemon from the command line it works perfectly, even if I run it sudoed as the userid in the script, ...
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Upstart job not starting - virtual-filesystem not emitted?

I have installed logstash from the official elasticsearch repository on Ubuntu 14.10. Installation process added the upstart job /etc/init/logstash.conf and init script /etc/init.d/logstash # ...
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Long boot time due to “waiting for network configuration” - but network is configured statically

My system has a statically configured network that is fully functional. However, booting needs a long time due to "Waiting for network configuration" messsages. What can be the cause for this? I ...
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Why does Ubuntu use both systemd and init? [closed]

Many distros adopted systemd and left init why does Ubuntu still use init?
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Sending different kill signals to init - how to log

I have to write a C program to check how init reacts to different kill signals, however I am not sure how to log it - for example signal number 14 crashes the ubuntu, then some higher one turns it ...
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Can't run a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, shows kernel panic

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04) 64-bit on an older Acer laptop (but not a totally weak one, I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it before). It could install or boot from an USB drive (created via ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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dnsmasq starting before eth0 is ready and therefore not binding

I have setup dnsmasq on ubuntu 14.04. The dnsmasq part works fine. However on boot, dnsmasq runs BEFORE eth0 is up. This causes dnsmasq to not respond to queries on eth0. In syslog I can see dnsmasq ...
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Stop init process using /var partition so I can umount it?

I need to reduce the /var partition of a remote Ubuntu server so I can't use a live cd or anything similar. I tried unmounting it but this happened umount /var/ umount: /var: device is busy. ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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Add a grub menu entry that boots into my current install but with a different runlevel

I am running the latest Kubuntu (14.10) and would like to add a grub2 menu entry that allows me to boot straight into a different runlevel? I would like to modify /etc/rc3.d or /etc/rc4.d to boot ...
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Unexpected interruption in Ubuntu starup file

I got a problem with the upstart files of Ubuntu in /etc/init/. I am trying to run a process if it does not already exist. So I wrote a conf file and start with "start" The following two files are ...
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High CPU usage after hostname change

I have a Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit installation (running as an OpenVZ container) that was running fairly well until I changed the hostname. The change was made just by modifying /etc/hostname and ...
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How do I manage session options (sound in my case) when starting program with xinit?

I have tried but failed to find proper information about xinit, in order to understand why it is that when boot into Unity and then start an application (xbmc) all is well, but when I try to use a ...
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how to verify that sbin/init isn't infected?

for sometime chkrootkit has been showing sbin/init as being infected with SuckIt rootkit. early this year when the warning first appeared a quick google search indicated that it was most likely a ...
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How do I convert a sysv-init script to an Upstart job?

I would like to convert the slapd LDAP server init script to an Upstart service. However, I have very little knowledge of SysV init scripts (and the LSB(?) stuff). Specifically, I'm interested in the ...
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Ubuntu server (VM) hangs after “Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom … done”

My bootup hangs, as seen in the image below. (there has been an update. check the edit below) When I press escape, it tabs to this screen : The whole story : This VM ubuntu server is used for a ...