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Old 12-15-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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SystemD creeping out of a new MX Linux installation


I have two installations of MX Linux as virtual clients in VB.

Installation 1 is old and it was first installed as MX Linux 17 then updated up to current version of MX Linux 19.

Installation 2 is a fresh installation of MX Linux 19 from iso followed by system update.

Both installations are up to date MX Linux 19.

Should be identical? Not so much:

In both cases I use custom kernels.

MX Linux (update 17 to 19) works well so I used exactly the came kernel config file to update freshly installed MX Linux 19

.. and I see the following error after issuing:
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sudo dpkg -i /usr/src/*.deb
Quote:
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-5.4.3-betelgeuse.
(Reading database ... 277387 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-headers-5.4.3-betelgeuse_5.4.3-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-5.4.3-betelgeuse (5.4.3-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-5.4.3-betelgeuse.
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-5.4.3-betelgeuse_5.4.3-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-5.4.3-betelgeuse (5.4.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../linux-libc-dev_5.4.3-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-libc-dev:amd64 (5.4.3-1) over (5.4.3-1) ...
Setting up linux-headers-5.4.3-betelgeuse (5.4.3-1) ...
Setting up linux-image-5.4.3-betelgeuse (5.4.3-1) ...
System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate.
Failed to connect to bus: Host is down
Warning: Unable to find an initial ram disk that I know how to handle.
Will not try to make an initrd.

System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate.
Failed to connect to bus: Host is down
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.4.3-betelgeuse (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/6.0.12/build/make.log for more information.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.4.3-betelgeuse
cryptsetup: WARNING: The initramfs image may not contain cryptsetup binaries
nor crypto modules. If that's on purpose, you may want to uninstall the
'cryptsetup-initramfs' package in order to disable the cryptsetup initramfs
integration and avoid this warning.
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda3
I: (UUID=11cb99ee-7c02-4ad3-b5c0-4d1a84bf9978)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.4.3-betelgeuse.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /boot/grub/themes/linen/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.3-betelgeuse
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.3-betelgeuse
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-6-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-6-amd64
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done
Setting up linux-libc-dev:amd64 (5.4.3-1)
after reboot, system just hangs on initramfs and that is all. Yes, I can select previous kernel and system boots, but I wonder why using the same kernel config file old MX Linux 19 boots without any issues while the new fresh install complains about systemd and PID1?

note:
antix also works with the same custom kernel config so the issue of systemd/PID1 is related only to the fresh installation of MX Linux 19

Last edited by Aeterna; 12-15-2019 at 07:29 PM. Reason: additional information
 
Old 12-15-2019, 08:22 PM   #2
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SystemD creeping out of a new MX Linux installation

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But most MX user’s know that MX has shipped with both systemd and sysVinit for years. 
To choose at boot. Looks like you messed something...
 
Old 12-15-2019, 09:50 PM   #3
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To choose at boot. Looks like you messed something...
no, in fact I know about systemd boot option, nothing new.

Read my post again, MX Linux that I was updating from ver 17 to 19 boots successfully with the same config. I can try and use the same deb files of course.
Because MX Linux is SysV/systemd hybrid (making possible to install systemd) and up until now all worked and still works on MX linux that was updated, this is possible screw up that occurs only in a new MX Linux 19.
 
Old 12-16-2019, 06:33 AM   #4
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Was your new install material checked before installing(?), about all I can think of, my MX19 installed no problem, from pendrive, but I use it as it comes.

Edit: Did you update & upgrade(?).

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Old 12-16-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Was your new install material checked before installing(?), about all I can think of, my MX19 installed no problem, from pendrive, but I use it as it comes.


Edit: Did you update & upgrade(?).
Thank you fatmac:

this is what I did:
1) downloaded iso from MX site
2) checked mdsums
3) attached iso from VirtualBox Host to the created VM Client
4) installed MX Linux 19
5) upgraded system
6) installed VirtualBox 6.1 additions
7) compiled a ne kernel 5.4.3 using config tested previously on antix and MX Linux 18
8) reboot

system hangs with the above error (my first post). Reboot to the original MX Linux kernel (obviously this one works)
 
Old 12-16-2019, 01:58 PM   #6
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Maybe try a different kernel version(?).

(I have a machine that doesn't like version 5.4.13.)
 
Old 12-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #7
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fixed,
reinstalled MX Linux 19 on msdos partition instead of gpt.
No more problems with custom kernel.
 
  


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