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Why does Petalinux run the mountnfs script during initialization?

I was inspecting the root filesystem files generated by PetaLinux and saw a couple of start-up scripts under /etc/rc5.d folder. One of them was named S15mountnfs.sh and linked to mountnfs.sh script ...
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Kodi no longer starting on RPi4 (xbian) after update

After updating my system, yesterday kodi no longer starts up on my raspberri pi 4 (xbian). There seems to be an issue initing the windowing system, but I have yet been unable to figure out what the ...
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Enabling Windows Init System Logs

In Linux, if quiet=n kernel parameter or softwares like plymouth is not used, the used init system (systemd, openrc, runit etc...) prints logs like this to the screen when booting. These logs includes ...
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Converting /etc/init.d service to systemd

I am in the process of converting an existing /etc/init.d service to systemd. It seemed to be working but I have encountered a strange issue. The systemd service will happily start with the command &...
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what is "/sbin/init maybe-ubiquity" doing in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

I have a current problem with a server that goes incommunicado (or at least close to) due to lack of inotify watchers. When I look up the current usage i see that /sbin/init maybe-ubiquity is the ...
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How to provide cloud-init user-data to hyper-v machine?

How to provide cloud-init user-data to hyper-v machine? Is That even possible? I tried to build iso9660 image that contains only the user-data file and its label is cidata. The ubuntu server 20.04 ...
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Can phone_home module be used multiple times in cloud init?

The cloud-init in ubuntu (and other distros) have: (https://cloudinit.readthedocs.io/en/latest/topics/modules.html#phone-home) phone_home: url: http://example.com/$INSTANCE_ID/ post: - pub_key_dsa ...
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How to enable systemd on WSL2: Ubuntu 20 and CentOS 8

I'm on WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux, v2) and got the CentOS 8 WSL from: https://github.com/yuk7/CentWSL And the Ubuntu 20 WSL downloaded from Windows Store has no systemd enabled too. Got it ...
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Differences between /init and /sbin/init

In Linux boot order, the kernel will execute /sbin/init, however, I can see another file /init existing in the file system on my linux (CentOS 8 WSL2, Ubuntu 20 WSL2). They are different binaries: $...
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Debian boots into initramfs, but /sbin/init is present

I was crossgrading Debian Stretch from i386 to amd64. The kernel is already 64-bit, so is dpkg/apt. I was going through the rest of the packages, and then I had to reboot the box. Upon reboot, it ...
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CMDER\vendor\conemu-maximus5\..\init.bat"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

Can you tell me please, what this CMDER error means? CMDER\vendor\conemu-maximus5..\init.bat"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. My CMDER lost its ...
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How to launch more than 6 virtual terminals in void linux

I would like to have more virtual terminals start at startup. I want to be able to use runit and do ln -s /etc/sv/agetty-tty7 /var/service/agetty-tty7 ln -s /etc/sv/agetty-tty8 /var/service/agetty-...
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How to convert a Systemd service to OpenRC?

I want to add a service to my Artix linux system, which is a Arch Linux drivate with OpenRC as init system. Consider the systemd service [Unit] Description=sets battery thresholds [Service] Type=...
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Do scripts 'block' when executed from rcS?

I'm using Busybox (ash), which at startup runs rcS, which in turn executes, in numerical order, all the S?? scripts in /etc/init.d Does this script wait for completion before execution the next? Or ...
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What formatting is allowed for systemd option lines in general?

Im writing some systemd service files currently and wonder about what is allowed to properly format their content so I can improve readability and such for me. It's pretty much a question about if I'm ...
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How to select the OpenRC init system during Linux installation?

I want to install Debian Linux (on a 2009 Macbook Pro), opting for the OpenRC init system. By default, Debian uses Systemd. During the installation, I did not see any option to choose the init system; ...
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script does not execute when running as startup daemon, works fine in command line

I've installed a python package which tracks file changes called when-changed (https://github.com/joh/when-changed). Now the command I want to run is: when-changed /var/www/html/php/logfile.csv /var/...
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Turn off the touchpad every time I start linux

Im running a "bastard hodge-podge" Debian (sort of) linux based originally on pratham OS with quite a few things I had to build and install to get running Simply need to turn off the infernal ...
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Where is the source code for the classic init system?

I know that systemd and SysVinit have their own projects and are developed independent of the Linux kernel. But what about the classic init system? where its source code located? is it part of the ...
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How to run init.d service under systemd without root auth (updated)

My company set up some software it develops to run as a service using init.d on an older version of SLES. We recently created started setting up a new environment on a SLES 12 instance in Amazon's EC2 ...
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Creating own Linux distribution - Kernel Panic

Im currently creating a very specialized Linux distribution, that should just perform one single, very easy task. http://www.aclevername.com/articles/linux-xilinx-tutorial/minimalist-initramfs.html ...
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Windows 10 boot, how can you see what is happening?

In all the Desktop Linux distros I have used (debian based, redhat based, etc) the boot screen is graphical with some sort of progress bar. The cool thing is that you can choose to hit a keyboard ...
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INIT: id [ID] respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

INIT: id "s21" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes One of my plants has been receiving this message at the main server terminal for a couple months now. I've Googled but can't seem to find ...
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Why won't my init.d service start?

I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 a couple of weeks ago and have been playing with it for a long while. I'm running Raspbian Lite headless and one thing I want to do is run some stuff on boot. Nothing ...
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How to delete a file from a command in a shell file for /etc/init.d?

I have a about question working with /etc/init.d shell script. All I want to do is delete a file from a command inside the shell script like so: case $1 in stop) echo "Stopping" rm -f /var/run/...
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Init script changes for MongoDB

We have MongoDB (Version 3.0) in production in standalone as well as in cluster mode. Currently we were facing issue that basically states: Unclean shutdown detected hence unable to start mongod. ...
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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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Linux: shutdown from GUI vs from terminal

Hello I'm new with Linux and could not figure out if shutting down computer from GUI is the same as from terminal with command: shutdown -P now P.S When shutting down, Does init process receive ...
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Have script run on very first startup of new CentOS 7 VM clone

I'm setting some servers that basically need to manage themselves after I leave the company, as I'm just the contract IT guy. Whoever manages this should basically be able to clone a VM image in ESXi, ...
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Change ubuntu defaul runlevel

i need change default runlevel to ubuntu server 14.04. I installed GUI to manage the hp printers and now i need return to runlevel 3, i edit the file /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf and modify the line: ...
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Prevent all processes to write on /var

I would like to move the /var folder of my server (xen server) to a new disk. I followed this but the init 1 command log me out from the ssh session. Also can I avoid using init 1 to prevent all ...
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How to know if I am using systemd on Linux?

How could I know if my linux starts with systemd or whatever package?
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Delaying assignment of IP-address until network adapter device is available

I'm working on a custom embedded board with three Ethernet interfaces: eth0 and eth1 are built-in to the CPU (a TI AM3356) eth2 is made with an on-board LAN9512 chip (using the smsc95xx driver), ...
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Does restarting a Puppet Master service require regenerating for the SSL certificates of the servers it controls?

Do I have any special extra work I need to do, afterward, if I have to restart the Puppet Master service? Specifically, does this affect SSL certificates?
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This arch install not yet working, /sbin/init trouble

I do an lvm2 arch install, as the installation page on the wiki tells. I do what the wiki page tells, with the mileage: put Grub as boot manager. Set the lvm2 hook on the mkinitcpio configuration. ...
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Execute multiple commands in init.d script on boot

I found a guide for fixing permissions on an EXT4 filesystem on a MicroSD card. The AOSP/CyanogenMod ROMs I've tried will mount this, but the permissions are messed up. The guide used to work fine on ...
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How to debug old init.d script under systemd?

I can't get any output from the script. systemd just prints: sinopia.service: control process exited, code=exited status=203 Failed to start LSB: starts the sinopia web server. I can't even launch ...
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Running Teamspeak server at startup and shutting down teamspeak at shutdown

I'm new to linux, and i have a Teamspeak 3 server on a Ubuntu server. I would like to make the server auto start and stop when the system boots and shuts down. I understand that i need to make scripts ...
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Switching to systemd on Linux Mint

I have linux mint 17.1 running on a laptop which takes forever to boot. To speed up the boot I want to switch to systemd. How can I switch to systemd?
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LSB init service dependency

I have added the two services A and B. B is dependent on A, meaning that if I will start B then A should be start automatically if it is not running already. But A is not coming up automatically when ...
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Script does not start when OS start|reboot

I have a file at /etc/init/pdoneVendorBroker.conf with the following content: description "PDone Vendor Broker" start on runlevel [234] stop on runlevel [0156] respawn exec php /var/bundles/...
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What do these exec su parameters do?

What is the meaning of the switches and parameters of this command? exec su -s /bin/sh -c 'exec "$0" "$@"' root -- /opt/nsq/bin/nsqd Specifically the -- part and what exec "$0" "$@" is supposed to ...
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Can I use /etc/init/ on Debian Wheezy to manage a daemon process?

I want to run a PHP daemon process and found a solution at Stackoverflow but unfortunately its not working. Now I thought Upstart is not installed since Debian still uses System V. I have two ...
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CentOS 5.x - `inittab` failing on `rc.d` calls

I have several servers that run some python scripts at the end of the inittab. I have one server which is having issues and the scripts weren't running. With troubleshooting, I found that if I moved ...
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What should happen next on init scripts?

I've been using a Linux Mint 13 live system on my memory stick and I decided to put it on my hard drive. It already had several scripts to uninstall software and optimize it, scripts that I had to ...
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/sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it

I'm building Linux from scratch. Currently I have the kernel, glibc and sysvinit. I've compiled everything myself following these instructions. Though my version of glibc is 2.19. Also, I use grub ...
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Init 3 command with systemd

I am using Oracle Linux 7 for test purposes. I understand that the entire RHEL family (RHEL, CentOS, and OL) is using systemd now. As far as I know with systemd instead of init 3 I should use ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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Postgresql starup script for second instance?

I need to run my second postgresql instance when linux boots. I added this command (like in postgresql documentation) in rc.local: /usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/bin/pg_ctl start -l logfile -D /var/lib/...
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init.d script - Permission denied

I'm trying to create a init.d script for my server which should start/stop the teamspeak server and some node.js apps using "pm2". Here's my script: #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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