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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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 ...
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What does init on Ubuntu do?

I already know that init is the magical program that is needed for booting your computer and managing runlevels, but what is it's real purpose? Why do we even need init in the first place? Why can't ...
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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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Which init daemon starts cups?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and have not touched anything. Cups is running, as reported by both ps and netstat. There are /etc/init/cups.conf and /etc/init.d/cups, both of them seem ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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Is viewing system files like “/sbin/init” safe?

Do I risk breaking my installation of Ubuntu if I view /sbin/init without editing it, say, in gedit? (I'm taking an online Linux course and they mention this and I wanted to see what it looks like.)
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Startup Sequence /etc/init

is there a start up sequence regarding configuration files in /etc/init ? Where can found document regarding the syntax ? Thanks
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Trusty preseed error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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Is ubuntu 14.04 using systemd?

There was a lot of discussion about the init system for 14.04 before it was released, but I cannot find any site that explains the outcome finally. So is ubuntu 14.04 using systemd now?
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My ubuntu wont boot after i shut it down

I shut down my laptop one night and moved it. It was working fine before I shut it down. The next day I try to turn it on and I got this. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox v1.13.3 ...
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Upstart not reopening log files on logrotation

We use upstart to manage our services on our Ubuntu servers. They produce logs which are logged out to /var/log/upstart/SERVICE_NAME.log Then daily, the log files are rotated using the logrotation ...
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What would happen if init was deleted?

Just a theoretical question... But what would happen if init (in /sbin/init) would be removed?
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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Config --no-log for an init deamon job

I have a proccess configured under /etc/init and it runs by the init deamon, and want this proccess to stop sending logs to the /var/log/upstart dir. I read this document: ...
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Why isn't my Upstart script running on 14.04?

I have the following Upstart script saved as /etc/init/automount.conf: description "SOME DESCRIPTION" start on startup task exec mount -t vboxsf WebApps -o rw,dmode=777,gid=GROUP_ID,uid=USER_ID ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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Where can I specify init service conf for isc-dhcp-server?

I used service isc-dhcp-server start to invoke the dhcpd. if I do ps -ef | grep dhcp here it is: root@casalab-Latitude-D530:~# ps -ef | grep dhcp dhcpd 6636 1 0 Apr28 ? 00:00:00 dhcpd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't sudo need password when used in 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?

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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How to completely remove broken GNOME/GDM installed on Ubuntu Server?

I have installed an Ubuntu Server. It obviously comes with no graphical interface. I tried to install one with: apt-get install xserver-xorg xfonts* gnome gdm Then I got an error message trying to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Redirecting /dev/null to some other device

Is it possible to redirect, ie create /dev/null as non-null device, like /dev/console or /dev/stdout? This obviously has to be done before init runs create creates a standard /dev/null. Upstart seems ...
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MythTV in dmesg though it is not installed

dmesg shows stranges massages. Last year I tried mythtv but it didn't work for me and thus I removed it again. Today I saw that dmesg shows this messages: [ 16.047679] init: mythtv-backend main ...
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Booting Ubuntu into the Command Line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How do I boot Ubuntu by default into the CLI using a multiuser runlevel? I wish to still maintain my graphical desktop manager (GDM or ...