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Unable to do a PXE boot, “no filesystem could mount root” error

I'm trying to do a PXE boot with an image I created, but after loading the image and the kernel, I get the following error message: The main error message is this: No filesystem could mount root, ...
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How to boot after Systemd startup into program/script

I try to write a network/environment configurator for a distributed OVA appliance, similar to what Github Enterprise does, see https://github-images.s3.amazonaws.com/enterprise/Enterprise-QS-...
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Linux init script service - delay until mysql socket is ready

How does one go about delaying a service init script in Linux until the MySQL socket exists? Does the sleep command in a startup script delay the entire boot process, or are init scripts each ...
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How To Track Init Process Within Systemd

As far as I understand if init script simply provides a set of commands and gets run by systemd the status of the systemd unit will be set as active (exited). How would one track the process started ...
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How to display init output to tty7 (or main tty)

I have created my first init script in a linux server (ubuntu if that adds any information) that checks for an update, downloads it and executes it in each hour. The init file is as follows: /etc/...
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What initiates parsing of the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* interface scripts?

I have been searching for a while and looking at source code and various scripts on the Linux filesystem and still have been unable to figure out what ultimately initiates the reading of the scripts ...
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init / inittab respawn (count number of times it occurs) [closed]

I added the following line in my /etc/inittab to respawn a program if it crashes. #test must always run. aa:2345:respawn:/home/pi/test/test Is there a way to know how many times the init/respawn ...
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Set RemainAfterExit=no for a classic init script in systemd

I run a custom service with a classic init script on Debian Jessie. Debian Jessie uses systemd. The reason that I use an init script is that I also use the same service on Debian Wheezy, which does ...
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How to find the file location of int.d scripts in ubuntu

I need location of a init.d script. I am using service cinder-api start to start the service Other init scripts are located at /etc/init.d/ location. But this service is not found in that location , ...
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Missing /etc/init.d/ipsec script after installing strongswan 5.3.2 from source

Ubuntu 14.04 (Amazon's Ubuntu AMI). Installed strongswan 5.3.2 from source (latest version in repo is too old and doesn't work). 1 question: 1) Noticed that the /init.d/ipsec (or /init/) script is ...
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How to turn off and on heartbeat service when haproxy is turned off and on?

I'd like the heartbeat service to turn off before haproxy is stopped and to turn on before it starts on a Ubuntu 14.04 Server. What is the best way to accomplish this? I'm sure one of these days I'm ...
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Prevent init to restart services when changing run-level

When a service, most notably httpd is configured to run in level 3 and 5 (on CentOS 6.5) and the current run-level is 3 and I move to 5 by init 5, then init restarts httpd which is silly IMHO. Is ...
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Best way to disable swap in linux

I am running a custom compiled 3.18.9 kernel and I am wondering about the best way to disable swap on the system. I also use init if it makes a difference. Is it enough to comment or remove the swap ...
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systemd Unit file for GitLab

I am currently writing a Puppet module to get GitLab running on CentOS 6/7. For the CentOS 7 install I need to write a systemd unit file to start the gitlab service (which is actually Unicorn & ...
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How to respawn a script in RHEL/Centos6 when /etc/inittab has been deprecated?

I have a custom init script and I want that script to be respawned if in case the process dies. In RHEL/Centos 6 /etc/inittab is deprecated. So how should I ensure the process will be respawned?
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init process' nice level

The init process on a Debian server (VPS) I've inherited has its nice value set to +10. There's nothing particularly obscure installed on the system. It has a LAMP stack and does a lot of IO and will ...
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Auto starting rc at startup

So here are the steps i am following . So i add a conf file inside /etc/init.d/myconffile And then to get System start/stop links i have to use the command sudo update-rc.d myconffile defaults 99 ...
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Init script to run overlapping servers at service restart

How can I create a init script that starts (and tracks) the new process before the old is completely terminated at restart? I am developing a node.js service that needs to be able to restart ...
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Script before shutdown with network on

I need to generate a SMS / Email alert when the server´s UPS is finishing its charge. We have a car battery connected to the motherboard that works as a UPS (http://www.mini-box.com/M2-ATX-160w-...
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Solaris 10 init failing to reap zombie processes

ps currently shows 17617 zombie processes, all of which have a ppid of 1/init. init should be reaping these defunct processes, but isn't for some reason. The number of defunct processes is growing. ...
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Standard or best way to keep alive process started by init.d

I'm looking for a standard way or best practice to keep a daemon started by an init.d shell script alive. Or even better, is there a way to keep it alive directly from /etc/init.d? Specifically, I ...
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Server won't boot, kernel panic - not syncing

After a reboot of a CentOS 6.2 server we are getting a kernel panic with the following error: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! Panic occurred, switching back to text console ...
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(initscripts) Execute a command, if the command does not complete in 10 seconds, run another

On (Debian) Linux I want to: Execute a command. If the command doesn't complete in 10 seconds, kill it and try another command. The use-case is: I have a daemon service which I would like to shut ...
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Removeing ulimit from boot / init

In CentOs as from version 6 there is a by default process limit 1024 for every user i.e /etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf * soft nproc 1024 I have to execute a backend service/...
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Is it safe to change runlevel inside a cron script?

I want to do a nightly "hotclone" of server A to server B. It's recommended that server B be running minimal daemons during this action so I want to create a "minimal" runlevel which pretty much only ...
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setuid upstart not working

I have created a .conf file in which I include setuid mario setgid mario in order to run as mario user. The program I run in the exec command is forever which runs an instance of node which ...
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why docker not executing init as lxc

Docker is not running init. So services are not started during startup. Lxc runs init during lxc-start.Since Docker is using lxc why it is not running init. What are the advantages of not running init ...
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Waiting for devices to come up on Debian boot

I'm running OpenVPN and dnsmasmq on my wheezy system. Dnsmasq is only necessary for VPN and local users, so I don't want it to listen on all devices (yes, there is also a firewall, anyways). When ...
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How to supply custom init script to Azure instance

Is it possible to create an instance specific init script and pass it to a virtual machine that is created via the API of Microsoft Azure? I know this from AWS, but could not find a way to do this on ...
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This script won't execute on startup, ideas?

The distribution is RHEL 5. The script has been added to chkconfig like so: # chkconfig --add script # chkconfig script on But it refuses to start when taking up the machine, what could be the ...
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(Debian) Init script auto respawn? [closed]

I created a service script in /etc/init.d (Debian) that is working - I can start/stop/status/restart. But it is not respawning. Is it possible to respawn? Thanks in advance
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Permanently Disable Init Service

I just provisioned a new VPS running CentOS 6, and it comes with Apache. I want to disable Apache, because I will be using Nginx instead. I know I can just delete the script in /etc/init.d/, but I ...
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Ubuntu Crontab or init script startup [duplicate]

What am I doing wrong here with cron on boot? Example: To launch manually: screen -S example ./script.sh To recover manually: screen -x example now, I just try to do the same thing (well, the ...
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runit - unable to open supervise/ok: file does not exist

I'm trying to figure out why runit will not boot or give me the status for the managed applications. Running on Ubuntu 12.04. I created /service, /etc/sv/myapp (with a run script, a config file, a ...
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systemd to wait for command to complete before restart/shutdown or killing other processes

When I'm initiating "reboot" or "poweroff", systemd is killing all the processes, but I need it to wait for one particular application to finish before stopping other services. Actually, I want ...
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Ubuntu: An init script that requires mysql

We have built some software that connects to MySQL and should be started on an Ubuntu server at boot. What we're missing is how to ensure it starts at boot after MySQL. Our init script includes the ...
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What is the “best” `start on` value for an Upstart (init) scripts?

I often see start on runlevel [2345] in Upstart init scripts, but sometimes (e.g., here) I see other events being used to determine start time. How do I know which events (or status codes) should be ...
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Is it acceptable to use `grep` to check for the presence of a string in a file within an init script?

Is it okay for me to check the contents of a file for a given string with grep in an init script? I am concerned about introducing dependencies and general convention when it comes init scripts, and ...
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chkconfig equivalent for upstart jobs on CentOS6

On RHEL6/CentOS6 what is the upstart way to: chkconfig add my-svc chkconfig my-svc on Explanation: I have written an /etc/init/xvc0.conf job. I can do start xvc0 on the CLI, but after reboot ...
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svnserve -d child process spawning and svn connections under netstat

I see many svnserve -d processes running on my CentOS 6 box, one with the PID 400 and PPID 1 and the rest with PPID 400. I take this to mean the first one is started by init scripts (i know it is) ...
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Ubuntu - Upstart with a python script that start and finish their own processes

I'm trying to setup with Upstart a python script that launch several internal procs and kill them if is required with this sentences: $ listener.py -startall $ listener.py -killall My Upstart file: ...
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How to list services/daemons started at boot _and_ check their loading order

I want to be sure in what order services are started during boot process in Debian based systems (Debian Squeeze in particular). Thanks in advance.
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Upstart: defining service dependencies / priorities

I am working on an app which runs several services / daemons using upstart. These should start on system startup, but only after the DB server (in our case mongo) was started. I am looking for the ...
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Ubuntu upstart script for tracd hangs on start/stop

I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) upstart script to manage Trac's built in web server as an upstream server for nginx. Here is my init script /etc/init/tracd.conf. I used http://codebyko.se/...
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runuser in rc.local

I have to setup port forwarding on system start and have this configured in my rc.local runuser -l phpAdmin -c 'ssh -f -N -L 9904:localhost:3306 phpAdmin@<server>' When rc.local is executed, ...
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init is the parent for a script: how can I find what initially launched the script?

The box in question is RHEL/CentOS 5.5 x86_64. It has been up for 80+ days. A custom watchdog script exists on the server which performs a variety of tasks and this particular script accepts a few ...
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How to review the init script output on a dedicated server?

I have rented a dedicated server, running Debian stable. Is the startup output that you would see on the screen (if you had one) stored anywhere? If not, is there a non-intrusive way to make that data ...
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Weird init script issue with corosync

This probably has a simple explanation, but I certainly can't think of it. I've got corosync installed (via yum), with it's default init script. Something is strange on this particular CentOS ...
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Upstart and pre/post scripts

I run into an issue with upstart where I want to update an init config, but just restarting the job doesn't apply the changes. For example: I've got job xyz running I modify the /etc/init/xyz.conf ...
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CentOS: Init scripts failing to start for some unknown reason

I'm running CentOS 6.2 - I've just migrated some applications over to a failover server, and copied their init scripts into /etc/init.d. I've made them executable, added them to chkconfig, with ...