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Re: [trinity-users] Re: "Start Job"

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:22:09 -0700

On Friday 16 March 2018 09:35:13 deloptes wrote:
> Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > The process is triggered by one of the many raceconditions introduced in
> > systemd. If you can, get rid of systemd, install devuan or exegnulinux or
> > antix or ....
>
> no need to do so. just install
> ii  sysv-rc                               2.88dsf-59.9                    
>           all          System-V-like runlevel change mechanism
> ii  sysvinit-core                         2.88dsf-59.9                    
>           amd64        System-V-like init utilities
> ii  sysvinit-utils                        2.88dsf-59.9                    
>           amd64        System-V-like utilities
>
> trash systemd-sysv and reboot
>
> if you keep systemd-sysv add in /etc/default/grub
> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT ..... init=/lib/sysvinit/init
>
> and update-initramfs
>
>
> but it could be also a disk issue or unclean fs - probably you don't use
> ext4 and/or root is setup to remount ro on error
>
> boot from rescue and fsck


I have similar problems with systemd when I try to shutdown or reboot; the 
system hangs, sometimes for ever. I have managed mostly to get round the 
issue by simply shutting down all unnecessary running processes before 
shutdown or reboot, but I still have issues. 

Will this work for an i386 machine, as well? I did try installing Devuan, but 
without success (as it seems the process used by their installation disc 
wants to overwrite my home folder); I also gave exegnulinux, but that also 
was unsatisfactory. 

My current system is Debian Jessie, and runs pretty much like I want, except 
for some minor bugs. My biggest complaint is systemd, and I really want to go 
back to using sysvinit. 

Also: I wonder if it is possible to switch to Devuan without doing a complete 
reinstallation? i.e., after changing over to sysvinit, can I enable Devuan 
repositories (and disable Debian), then do something like 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
or whatever? 

Bill