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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What does each of these network services do

I have the services listed in the /etc/init.d folder starting with 'network': cyrex@cyrex:/etc/init.d$ ls network* networking network-interface-security network-interface ...
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update.rc-d init.d startup script is not starting

I got a simple script called hwtestinit which I installed using update-rc.d hwtestinit defaults On the surface, as far as I can inspect, all seems fine , I mean, the following files, all exists, ...
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Start the same “sessions” after shutdown

Many times it happen I got several terms & app sessions opened, while I just have to quick shutdown the machine to move away in another building. Is there a way, when I next boot the laptop, to ...
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Upstart script for a transmission-daemon executed as a normal user

I have done a script to start transmission-daemon as a normal user: start on filesystem stop on runlevel [!2345] respawn respawn limit 10 5 pre-start script test -x /usr/bin/transmission-daemon ...
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Ensuring ethernet is configured before continuing init scripts

Is there a better way to ensure that an ethernet port is configured before continuing through startup init scripts? When 802.3ad bonded ethernet is configured on Ubuntu, it takes some time before it ...
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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 up,...
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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 /tmp/net-eth0....
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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?