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I had stopped openvpn from loading at boot by doing this:

sudo chkconfig openvpn off

Now I want it to load at boot up. So I did this:

sudo chkconfig openvpn on

But it fails and the error I get is: the service might have been converted to upstart job.How can I make it load at boot up? I use ubuntu 10.04

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I don't normally use chkconfig on Ubuntu. It looks like it may have some issues with the newer upstart-based releases.

As a quick fix, use the native update-rc.d script to fix the necessary symlinks:

sudo update-rc.d -f openvpn remove
sudo update-rc.d -f openvpn defaults

That should get you back to a sane state with OpenVPN starting at boot.

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