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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rsyslogd wont start correctly on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS while using the Init-Script

somehow my init-script for rsyslogd does not work. I tried to enable rsyslogd to accept logging-data on udp:514. If I start my rsyslogd via Init-Script, no logging-data is forwarded. Not even syslog! ...
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Is having init 6 function without sudo normal or an oversight?

Since I've been manually updating Ubuntu MATE 16.04 using apt update, upgrade I also manually reboot using this command sudo init 6 Once I forgot sudo and it worked; further testing proved that ...
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gedit not opening any file when launched from terminal, not only system files

My gedit application is working as normal when I launch it from launch menu and I can do all the kind of things. However when I go to terminal and issue the following command: gedit text1 Then I ...
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Chmod-ing init on boot, can it be done in 16.04 LTS?

Had an issue with my 16.04 LTS desktop release involving a kernel panic as a result of a missing init file. I found a working solution for my problem. If I execute those commands from a liveCD ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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pasted “init 0” in /etc/rc.local!

I tried if this works on my friends computer and you know what happened. Please help me fix the computer executing "init 0" as root on startup.. Help me fix this and retrieve my OS back... intact... ...
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How to start User Accounts on startup?

I have to run the application User Accounts on Startup (log in), but I do not manage to add it to Startup Applications. How can I do that?
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Kubuntu 15.10 not starting after GRUB

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and it worked great but wanting to experience plasma 5 I installed 15.10 from UNetbootin USB. The live preview worked fine, and the install seemed flawless, but as ...
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What was the behavior before modern init replacements?

Based on this excellent answer on changes to init daemons: What is Upstart? ...it seems like modern init replacements including upstart and systemd have added functionality because they are event ...
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attempted ugrade 14.04 -> 15.10 : /sbin/init/bih/sh: 0: Can’t open splash

the other day I tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine (dual booted with win 10) to ubuntu 15.10. I did do-release-upgrade from the command line. The process went along for about 15 mins, ...
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init --user using 100% CPU [Ubuntu 14.04]

Occasionally, the init --user process takes up 100% CPU on my old VAIO VGN-FW31ZJ. Here is a snapshot from top; top - 20:03:31 up 35 min, 3 users, load average: 2.48, 2.69, 2.48 Tasks: 217 total, ...
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Ubuntu upstart job for Redis server

I have written an upstart job for start/stop redis server. my ubuntu user is amila. Below is the .conf file code. I can start the redis server but cannot stop the server. when I , ps -ef | grep redis, ...
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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 sda2-root-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 off....
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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: https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant/...
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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 ...