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Old 08-18-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
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Question I got a error flag "init: /dev/initctl: no such file"


I just finished installing Gentoo 2004.2, as a stage 1 install. I can't shutdown. When I type "shutdown -r 00" I get "init: /dev/initctl: no such file or directory". Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? I am using Kernel-2.6.8-gentoo.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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Me, too, using stage1 install on Gentoo 2.4.26
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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I'm going to try emerge sysvinit
 
Old 09-13-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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I have this too with gentoo.

I am not sure if it is safe to force a reboot, in case it doesn't start up again.

Any idea where the /dev/initctl file comes from or how to create it please?
 
Old 10-28-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
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RE: initctl question

Hi! guys,
you may try this:
$mkfifo /dev/initctl
then do:
$reboot -f

good lucky everyone!
 
  


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