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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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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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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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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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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Running commands on boot in 11.10

So I am getting properly confused on how to create a startup script on my Ubuntu 11.10 server. I have read about init-scripts, upstart-jobs and more, but I get even more confused the more I read. ...
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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after apt-get upgrade (black screen) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Some time ago (2 weeks) I ran apt-get upgrade. When complete I turned off the computer. I was on ...
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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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How to install an init.d script in ubuntu?

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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How can I see or change default run level?

In the Linux / Unix administration handbook it mentions that you can edit the /etc/inittab file to change the run level. I don't have that file on 10.04. I Googled this and found a tip saying that ...
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How to write an init script that will execute an existing start script?

I'm trying to understand the init process. I have a script which launches 3 background processes (2 shell scripts and a java app). It works just fine from the command line. I'd like to execute that ...
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Is reboot the same as init 6?

Is reboot the same as init 6 for ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Amazon EC2. When ssh'ed into the box I can type runlevel and I get: N 2 Looking at man reboot I see that: When called with ...
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Days-old but won't boot (missing /sbin/init) - help!

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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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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/dev/mapper/cryptsetup1 is not ready yet or not present, slow system [closed]

Today I had a very high system load because I used many applications at the same time (VirtualBox, totem, firefox,...). The load was so high, that the system almost didn't react anymore. Then I killed ...
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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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Ubuntu way to run sysctl -p on each boot?

I made some changes to sysctl.conf but now need to run sysctl -p on each boot. I can always create an init script to have it run automatically on boot, but I was wondering if there was an Ubuntu / ...
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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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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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Prevent new packages from linking start up scripts?

How can i prevent newly installed packages from creating links in e.g /etc/rc2.d? Currently i'm launching update-rc.d -f blabla remove /etc/rc.local each time during boot. But this shouldn't be ...
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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 ...