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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Can't run a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, shows kernel panic

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04) 64-bit on an older Acer laptop (but not a totally weak one, I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it before). It could install or boot from an USB drive (created via ...
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How disable programmatically notebook built-in keyboard before login screen

How can I disable a notebooks built-in keyboard - before the login screen. I have a non functioning built-in keyboard on my notebook. In it's current state it types characters randomly. I am using an ...
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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: ...
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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Auto-Starting Seafile Server 12.04 (Server Edition)

I'm having trouble getting Seafile to auto-start upon boot-up. here's what I've done so far: Created ~/lovette/seafile-control-script.sh #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/seafile # # Start/Stop/Restart ...
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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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Live Persistant Install Won't Boot

I've installed Ubuntu on a flash drive via UNetbootin and it worked flawlessly up until today. A few moments after I booted it said "System Problem Detected" and I reported it. I disregarded this ...
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Why can't we remove bluetooth service the reguler way?

The usual way to remove services from startup scripts is to remove it from starting up in the first place (man update-rc.d). Meaning removing the symbolic link to /lib/init. In this case executing ...
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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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Long boot time due to “waiting for network configuration” - but network is configured statically

My system has a statically configured network that is fully functional. However, booting needs a long time due to "Waiting for network configuration" messsages. What can be the cause for this? I ...
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dnsmasq starting before eth0 is ready and therefore not binding

I have setup dnsmasq on ubuntu 14.04. The dnsmasq part works fine. However on boot, dnsmasq runs BEFORE eth0 is up. This causes dnsmasq to not respond to queries on eth0. In syslog I can see dnsmasq ...
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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 verify that sbin/init isn't infected?

for sometime chkrootkit has been showing sbin/init as being infected with SuckIt rootkit. early this year when the warning first appeared a quick google search indicated that it was most likely a ...
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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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Where can I specify init service conf for isc-dhcp-server?

I used service isc-dhcp-server start to invoke the dhcpd. if I do ps -ef | grep dhcp here it is: root@casalab-Latitude-D530:~# ps -ef | grep dhcp dhcpd 6636 1 0 Apr28 ? 00:00:00 dhcpd ...
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Help setting up e4rat, no startup.log after e4rat-collect

So I've scanned through all the wiki's and posts to no avail. I'm attempting to set up e4rat on Ubuntu 12.10, and after appending init=/sbin/e4rat-collect to Grub and changing ro to rw startup.log is ...
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My ubuntu wont boot after i shut it down

I shut down my laptop one night and moved it. It was working fine before I shut it down. The next day I try to turn it on and I got this. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox v1.13.3 ...
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which file in ubuntu defines meaning of each run level?

In redhat based linux, there is a file called inittab in which you can see the meaning and definition of each run level. Is there any file like this in Ubuntu? I know what each run level means in ...
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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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Ubuntu server (VM) hangs after “Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom … done”

My bootup hangs, as seen in the image below. (there has been an update. check the edit below) When I press escape, it tabs to this screen : The whole story : This VM ubuntu server is used for a ...
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Trusty preseed error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM ...
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Minecraft script wont run

In /etc/rc.local I have the following sh /path/to/file/myscrip.sh & #Go here Run this script. in the background I followed that path to confirm that it's pointing the right place on my ...
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init 6 shuts down vs. rebooting when using bash script

I have a standard script I use to reboot a server after a successful backup. It is called using "nohup [scriptname] &" from another script that cleans up after a successful backup. The code:sync ...
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I can't boot: SMBus Host Controller not enabled

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Hydrahost without the GUI and run on console only. I need to autologin my guest user and try to follow the answer on this page, but it turns out make my Ubuntu ...
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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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checkinstall working, but start scripts from debian folder missing and not installed

I am trying to install a debian package (tinc 1.1 pre11) from source to ubuntu: wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/t/tinc/tinc_1.1~pre11-1.dsc wget ...
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What can I do with the login manager on the command line?

Init posesses an incorporated login manager, can I see its process on the command line or acquire further information about it just using the command line? Also, there is another login manager ...
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/etc/sysctl.d doesn't seem to be read at start up

I have added a file to /etc/sysctl.d with these contents: $ more 60-inotify.conf fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 Running sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/60-inotify.conf does the job. But on reboot the ...
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Unable to init SDL: No available video device

i am trying to execute graphics program bt there is msg on terminal "Unable to init SDL: No available video device " when execute the c++ graphics program
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Upstart job not starting - virtual-filesystem not emitted?

I have installed logstash from the official elasticsearch repository on Ubuntu 14.10. Installation process added the upstart job /etc/init/logstash.conf and init script /etc/init.d/logstash # ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64 bit won't boot after installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64-bit via USB on my HP Pavilion g6 as a solo OS. It installs properly and runs great after installation. But after shutting it down and starting it again, the grub menu ...
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fake initctl called, doing nothing

ubuntu 12.4 stuck on fake initctl called. doing noting. I've tried to reinstall initctl in rescue mode but giving dpkg path error. I've update path with export command but still showing same path ...
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new install init --user spinning at 25% CPU

this is a new install using an image I downloaded today called ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386. I installed it on an older HP laptop, dual core nc6320 with 2 GB of memory. It is really slow. I see that ...
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How to use start_daemon to launch a script?

I find start_daemon function in /lib/lsb/init-functions(show below) start_daemon () { local force nice pidfile exec args OPTIND force="" nice=0 pidfile=/dev/null OPTIND=1 ...
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Reboot is not happening automatically

In Ubuntu 12.04, If I provide reboot or init 6 it is going to shutdown state but it is not coming into Active (manually I am starting it). Can anyone please help me in this.