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My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:57 am
by ddurdle
After upgrading from LMDE2 cinnamon to LMD3, when I boot up, from the grub menu, the system will only boot up if I select to boot using sysvinit (which is a new option that didn't exist before the upgrade). If I boot up to the normal system (systemd), it will only boot up in recovery mode. I can't find any errors in the journal to indicate why systemd boot won't work.

Any advise?

Re: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
by ddurdle
I confirmed my system is actually using systemd

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jan 15 04:59 init -> /lib/systemd/systemd


But the system won't boot without init=/lib/sysvinit/init in the grub

Re: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:21 am
by ddurdle
I tried to give it a try again today, booting into systemd by removing init=/lib/sysvinit/init from the grub startup, and it worked. Not sure was causing it to repeatedly fail the first time around.