Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Mar 9 10:14:40 PST 2002

On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 11:03:20AM -0700, Richard Jenniss wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'm curious if anyone can help me. 
> I have the following problem with my LFS installation.
> When I try to shutdown, or reboot I get the following.
> bash-2.05a# shutdown -r now
> Broadcast message from root (ttyp0) (Sat Mar  9 05:58:07 2002):
> The system is going down for reboot NOW!
> init: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl

Does /dev/initctl exist? It's a fifo file that should have been created by
the sysvinit installation. If it's not there, try running this command:

	mknod -m 0400 /dev/initctl p

(the 'p' at the end makes a FIFO file. See the mknod man page for more

Gerard Beekmans

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