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Old 06-08-2017, 06:44 AM   #1
mulcahy911
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Can't log in: initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart


Hey, I have 2 problems.

First: When I boot up I get an error message that says " error cant find command 'recordfail' "

Boot proceeds without error.

Second error is when I log in. I enter username and pass, login then receive the following error message.

https://pastebin.com/vNsb72BF

Also this might help

https://paste.ubuntu.com/24806477/

Any ideas on what to do?

Thanks
 
Old 06-08-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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Hello, could you check if you need a package for this command (maybe your have a minimal installation or whatever)

Other options:

edit /etc/defaut/grub and removed GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT and then boot from live media, and run grub-setup /dev/vda -v along with update-grub from chroot
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. recordfail isnt a package (I looked around), it's part of GRUB2

There was no GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT in my grub file so that didn't work
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:19 AM   #4
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running grub-setup /dev/vda -v now, will post results
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #5
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For background, which distro and version are you running, and have you recently upgraded?
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:31 AM   #6
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Linux Mint 18. Upgraded about an hour before this happened :|
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:57 AM   #7
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Linux Mint 18. Upgraded about an hour before this happened :|
That figures. 18 or 18.1? Was it an in-place upgrade from Mint 17.3? Did it give the impression that everything had worked well or did you get any warning or error messages?

The reason I ask is that your system shouldn't be trying to access upstart in what is now a systemd system.

Can you get to the command line? We'll need to check out your software sources.

Finally, did you make a system backup or image before starting the upgrade?
 
Old 06-08-2017, 08:44 AM   #8
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just version 18
it gave the impression that everything had worked well before upgrade
"your system shouldn't be trying to access upstart in what is now a systemd system"
Yeah, no clue why it's doing that?

And I made no backup
 
Old 06-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #9
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just version 18
it gave the impression that everything had worked well before upgrade
"your system shouldn't be trying to access upstart in what is now a systemd system"
Yeah, no clue why it's doing that?

And I made no backup
What version did you upgrade from? How did you upgrade?

Can you get to the command line?

I don't want to have to ask you just one question in each post, so if I have to post several, can you try and answer them all please?
 
Old 06-09-2017, 05:57 AM   #10
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If OP resurfaces, your next move should be to check your software sources with:

Code:
inxi -r
or, if you don't have inxi installed and can't obtain it:

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}
 
  


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