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Old 01-17-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
deroB
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runit problems


Hi,

I'm running Debian Sid on my laptop and in an attempt to cut down my 2min30 boot time i tried installing runit. As mentioned in this tread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=runit

anyway. Me being me, i rebooted without paying much attention to the installation notes:
http://smarden.org/runit/replaceinit.html

now when I boot I get to runit stage 2 and this system hangs.
luckily I worked out how to login with the old init
Code:
Grub> kernel /boot/vmlinu.. init=/sbin/init.sysv
Grub> boot
....i didn't pay enough attention to this:

Quote:
Step 3: The getties
At least one getty must run in stage 2 so that you are able to login.
Choose a free tty, say tty5, where sysvinit is not running any getty
(edit /etc/inittab and kill -HUP 1 if needed),
and tell runsvdir about the getty-5 service:

# mkdir -p /var/service
# ln -s /etc/runit/getty-5 /var/service/

Start runit's stage 2 for testing:

# /etc/runit/2 &

And check that the getty is running.
Will the above be enough? or do i need to write a whole lot of scripts to help migrate services??

I feel lucky to have escaped so far with my newbie knowledge
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi, I'm using runit too in debian testing. I don't have your problem, but that's maybe because I did exactly what the documents said.

I do get a kernel panic when shutting down the computer. I should probably configure it and edit the old init scripts. But I don't really care to do it. I believe it's quite a mess to try changing init systems from the default of the distro you are using.

Maybe it's better for you to just stick with the default sysvinit.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by gunnix
Hi, I'm using runit too in debian testing. I don't have your problem, but that's maybe because I did exactly what the documents said.

I do get a kernel panic when shutting down the computer. I should probably configure it and edit the old init scripts. But I don't really care to do it. I believe it's quite a mess to try changing init systems from the default of the distro you are using.

Maybe it's better for you to just stick with the default sysvinit.
cheers

I think i'll stick with the old init...I much prefer apt-get upgrade to reinstalling

Did you get much of difference in boot times?
 
Old 01-17-2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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No, actually it didn't. But I liked the fgetty that came with it... I was thinking of switching back to sysvinit though. Because I don't want to really learn runit, and at least I know how sysvinit works. And runit is giving me some shutdown problems lately.

I'm sure it only gives me problems because I didn't configure it right, I had probably had to edit all init scripts etc. But that's a bit over my head. I certainly don't like to get a non bootable system because of it.
 
  


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