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Old 07-14-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Ångström doesn't boot after masking systemd-journald.service.


Hi.

After finding that almost a half (1.9GB) of my Ångström system storage capacity was being filled in /var/log/journal I made some things:

1. Deleted all content in the /var/log/journal folder (but not the folder itself).
2. Edited /etc/systemd/journald.conf (at the beginning all lines were commented) letting SystemMaxUse=16M
3. As the system has limited storage space, I went further and searched how to disable the journald service. I found that masking it (systemctl mask systemd-journald.service) should be better than disabling it (systemctl disable systemd-journald.service)

After this, the system does not boot any more. The boot message is the following:

http://s30.postimg.org/v9wmsp4nl/201...4_11_29_39.jpg

By enter to System Maintenance Mode, I have tried some things for fixing the system:

If i try to unmask the service (systemctl unmask systemd-journald.service) the message shown is "Failed to issue method call: Read-only file system"

If I try to disable the service (systemctl disable systemd-journald.service) there is not message generated, as if the command would be executed successfully.

If I try to enable the service (systemctl enable systemd-journald.service) the follow message is shown

http://s3.postimg.org/a3tuyoptv/2014_07_14_11_32_34.jpg

I hope that someone could give me some advice to get my system working again.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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As you can see, journald is a dependency for other services and shouldn't be masked.
Try to unmask it again, if you get the "read-only" message you have to remount the filesystems as read-write before:
Code:
mount -o remount,rw /
 
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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As you can see, journald is a dependency for other services and shouldn't be masked.
Try to unmask it again, if you get the "read-only" message you have to remount the filesystems as read-write before:
Code:
mount -o remount,rw /
Thanks @TobiSGD . Remounting allowed me to start my system again.
 
  


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