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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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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How can I replace upstart with systemd?

Since Mark Shuttleworth decided to switch to sytemd in the future, I was wondering if I can install it on my Ubuntu now?
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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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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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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 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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Scripts slowing boot

Inspired by the "How fast" video, I've recently been trying to speed up my boot up as much as possible. I've been reading many forums on different approaches but recently hit a wall with a ...
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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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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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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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Cannot boot because: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

This is what I've got. I cannot boot and I see the two of three little lights on the keyboard blinking all the time and the cooling is working on full power, almost. I saw in other askubuntu topic ...
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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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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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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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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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/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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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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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 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 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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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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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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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to fully remove Juju

After downloading Juju and playing around with it a little bit, my curiosity is satisfied. I decided to move on to other endeavors and uninstall Juju, although despite my best efforts a piece of Juju ...
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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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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 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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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: ...