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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Where can I find information or description of the boot up process?

I am looking for links to detailed information on how the ubuntu boot process is managed after grub is finished. I have googled by all the documentation referes to individual packages. (upstart, ...
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Bricked 10.10 only gives me initramfs

I managed to brick my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop after updating to x-swat Nvidia and Intel drivers and now I can only get "init not found" when I boot, and I'm dumped to a initramfs text console. I won't ...
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Booting ubuntu gives “init not found”

My friend has been using ubuntu 10.10 on vmware player for many days now. But today, it has a problem booting, so we started the ubuntu live cd to try and fix it. Running sudo fsck /dev/sda1 (got ...
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where is inittab file?

hi i'm on ubuntu 10.10, and i've just joined linux world from os/x-apple. i'm learning about runlevels and rc directory in /etc/ and everywhere (manuals, tutorials, etc) i'm reading about inittab. but ...
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How do I change the runlevel?

How can i change the runlevel in ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 As far as I can recall ubuntu changed the runlevel with something else? If I want to change the start to terminal only and not X what and r
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Upstart script doesn't start

Ubuntu 10.04 I have created this upstart script (/etc/init/pure-ftpd.conf): # pure-ftpd - FTP server description "Pure-FTPd server" start on filesystem stop on runlevel S respawn respawn limit ...
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Initramfs error during boot

Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 238ac8ca-9576-443d-8e23-8dd836cd2683 Starting up ... mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/238ac8ca-9576-443d-8e23-8dd836cd2683 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting ...
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How can I make sure one Upstart job starts before other Upstart jobs?

This is a general Upstart question, but let me use a specific case: Centrify is a NIS to ActiveDirectory gateway. It needs to load before any service that will depend the authentication service that ...
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How to set up Java-based services for startup?

What's the best way to set up a Java-based program to run an service and start on boot? upstart (pre-start script and post-stop script ?) plain old SysV init? (start-stop-daemon ?) In my case I am ...
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Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init

I installed 10.10 a few days ago. The only changes to the default install are the addition of Chrome and Pinta. It was fine for a few days, then today login etc seemed slow. Likewise it couldn't even ...
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Can't boot after recovering backup

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on a 16 GB pendrive with full disk encryption using the alternate installer. The installation process was quite time consuming so I made a backup booting from the standard ...
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Why does mysql process starts on boot?

As you can see, mysql exists only in the /etc/init.d directory and not in /etc/rcN.d, therefore it shouldn't start on boot. $ sudo find /etc -regex ".*\(rc.*d\|init\.d\).*" | sudo grep "mysql" | sort ...
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How do I setup gunicorn?

Upstart doesn't like to start gunicorn because it tries to call setpgrp (see github issue), what would be the best way to start [gunicorn] on a 10.04.1 server install? - Ideally with automatic ...
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Translating inittab line to Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty system equivalent

I'm trying to use runit on my SheevaPlug running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. There is a helpful tutorial at TechRepublic (Use runit to supervise Linux services) that walks through the process of setting it ...
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How to do a clean reinstall of initramfs

I was getting the error mentioned in this post on Ubuntu 10.04. I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 through software update and again I'm getting this error. mount: mounts none on /dev/pts failed: Device ...
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init premount script error from dropbear

I get the following error at early boot stage: ipconfig: eth0: SIOCGIFINDEX: No such device ipconfig: no devices to configure /scripts/init-premount/dropbear: .: line 32: can't open ...
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Live CD kernel panic

I'm an Ubuntu user since Hardy Heron and even in other distros, I've never been through such thing. I can't install Ubuntu 10.10 on my notebook, because I simply can't even start the Live CD... I ...
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What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/?

What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/? More generally, what meaning does the .d suffix convey to a directory?
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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?