first timer /dev/initctl question

Matthias Benkmann haferfrost at
Sun Jul 15 05:03:57 PDT 2001

On 14 Jul 2001, at 22:21, jc goff wrote:

> er, hello.
> after building an lfs-intel-3.0-pre4 on a slackware based system, useing
> the packaged bootscripts so as to avoid my horrible type-o magnatism
> (evident in this post i'm sure) i stumbled into a problem. upon rtfm and
> searching here and there i have resorted to the vast knowledge
> of the mailing lists. btw, if this is in the wrong section, just tell me as
> i rarely post anything but... upon booting the newly compiled lfskernel i
> am greeted with the familiar scrolling info until i reach something like...
> INIT: /dev/initctl is not a fifo


rm -f /dev/initctl

and reboot. This message should disappear and your other problems might or 
might not be solved.


If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

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