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halting system, getting "INIT: error reading initrequest"

Robert Luoma wrote:
> I got the kernel compiled and running, but when I try to
> halt the system, I get the message
>    "INIT: error reading initrequest"
> Does anyone know what might cause this and
> what the problem might be?
When I was running with an older version of sysvinit (pre-2.60) and an
older version of the kernel (pre-1.3.98) I had that error too.  Now it's gone.

Susan Kleinmann
sgk at

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