systemd doesn’t want to reboot
July 24, 2019

systemd doesn’t want to reboot

Posted on July 24, 2019  •  1 minutes  • 112 words  •  Suggest Changes

Today, I had a new issue, a server blankly refused to reboot/shutdown.

[root@server ~] reboot -h now
Failed to start Connection timed out
See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.
Failed to open /dev/initctl: No such device or address
Failed to talk to init daemon.

I first tried :

[root@server ~]# systemctl --force reboot
Failed to execute operation: Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 timed out

which failed, so I had to get the big guns : systemctl –force –force reboot

[root@server ~]# systemctl --force --force reboot
Rebooting with argument 'now'.
packet_write_wait: Connection to port 22: Broken pipe

As you see that restarted the server; weird issue, solved thanks to Luke


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