[FIXED] boot failure, ubuntu lucid

just rebooted, and the linode fails to come back up. in the web console, i see this:

udevd[1003]: failed to create queue file: No such file or directory

udevd[1003]: error creating queue file

init: udev main process (1003) terminated with status 1

init: udev main process ended, respawning

init: udevmonitor main process (1005) terminated with status 2

udevadm[1722]: error sending message: Connection refused

mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth

init: plymouth main process (983) killed by SEGV signal

init: plymouth-splash main process (1723) terminated with status 2

any pointers?

6 Replies

answer from linode staff, posting here so google can have at it:

Hi Justin,

You are receiving this error message as the new udevd in Ubuntu Lucid no longer supports mounting its own /dev mount point. You will need to add the following line to your "/etc/fstab" file:

–--- SNIP -----

dev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0

----- SNIP -----

You can edit your "/etc/fstab" file by mounting your disk image in the Finnix Recovery distribution. More information on the Finnix Recovery distribution can be found here:

  • http://library.linode.com/troubleshooti … x-recovery">http://library.linode.com/troubleshooting/finnix-recovery

I hope this helps. Please let us know if we can assist you further.

Best Regards,

Danny Ariti

that was spot on, added the line to /etc/fstab and its all good now.

We've also put an article up on the Linode Library to help anyone that wants to upgrade their existing Linode to Lucid:

http://library.linode.com/troubleshooti … untu-10.04">http://library.linode.com/troubleshooting/upgrade-ubuntu-10.04


Thank you very much for feeding google.

I just did the upgrade from Hardy to Lucid and got the same thing, and the first thing I did was google search for linode plymouth-splash, and this was the first hit.

And thanks, Linode, for the great support.

Thanks for saving my ass too… Maybe next time I'll read the instructions first!

thanks, this saved my butt too! :)


I believe selecting "Automount devtmpfs" in the boot profile in the linode manager handles this for you, without having to use finnix.


Please enter an answer

You can mention users to notify them: @username

You can use Markdown to format your question. For more examples see the Markdown Cheatsheet.

> I’m a blockquote.

I’m a blockquote.

[I'm a link] (https://www.google.com)

I'm a link

**I am bold** I am bold

*I am italicized* I am italicized

Community Code of Conduct