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ssh in fedora 20 fails with error "system is booting up"

asked 2014-01-29 12:56:21 -0500

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updated 2014-01-29 18:48:39 -0500

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After installing fedora 20 I am having problems using ssh remotely. when I ssh to my server I get the following msg: System is booting up. See pam_nologin(8)
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I had no problems with fedora 18. I did not install fedora 19 so I can't comment on that.

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This bug has been already reported here →

Affects SSH, as has some various other side effects too.

I would suggest to keep tracking and also to participate in this bug report.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-29 13:14:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-29 13:14:24 -0500

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updated 2014-01-29 13:15:03 -0500

Most likely this is because of /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/systemd.conf:

F /run/nologin 0644 - - - "System is booting up. See pam_nologin(8)"

While /run/nologin exists, the system will only allow root to login, so login as root and either rm the file, or just reboot.


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It work for me. Thanks.

Wang Sen gravatar imageWang Sen ( 2016-12-13 21:43:35 -0500 )edit

Amazing stuff, it worked for me on Ubuntu when I installed systemd package and could not open new SSH connections

Dr.Shadow gravatar imageDr.Shadow ( 2017-01-05 16:58:04 -0500 )edit

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