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Old 09-28-2017, 01:01 AM   #1
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errors with runit

Hello again,
I was trying to do something.... Please do not ask me what is was as I have been down many roads trying to overcome errors that I have forgotten what it was. One thing I do remember, was trying to sort out "GRUB" every time I start Linux (UBUNTU XENIAL XEROX ? 16.04 64bit) I must remember to sit at the console and move the cursor up to the particular thing I want to boot to. If I forget it sits on the third line and boots mem test. The problem I have found revolves around both "RUNIT" and "DPKG".
The errors are listed below...

rod@rod:~$ sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grub-customizer is already the newest version (5.0.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1x).
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 83 not to upgrade.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up runit (2.1.2-3ubuntu1) ...
start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
dpkg: error processing package runit (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have fiddled with these problems for some time, without success, would someone enlighten me with a solution to these problems please.
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you need to edit /etc/default/grub.
try this:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
# edit the line containing GRUB_DEFAULT=saved to GRUB_DEFAULT=0
# this is the first entry in the menu. if you want it to always boot to the second entry, use GRUB_DEFAULT=1 etc.
sudo update-grub
you don't need grub-customizer for that.

it seems that something else is amiss on your system.
isn't runit an alternative, minimal init system? did you install it? why?

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Old 09-28-2017, 06:23 AM   #3
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Talking you fixed that

Hello ondoho, yes I did install it, or tried to but that was a failure too. I cannot remember why I installed it but it would have been because I was advised to install it when I was trying to follow other directions from "Google".
If you have any other suggestions for my problems I would love to hear from you again.

Sorry I didn't mention this in the first paragraph, but thank you for the fix for my boot problem. It certainly did the trick.
Could you tell me how I mark your answer as being the correct one please.

Kind regards, and thanks again.


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