Server fails to boot with error: init: rcS main process (544) terminated with status 1

(Doc ID 2340263.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The system hung and failed to reboot, with the following error displayed on the console:

init: rcS main process (544) terminated with status 1
telinit: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply,
the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

init: rcS post-stop process (1629) terminated with status 1

 

 

 

Cause

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