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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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?