Today, I had a new issue, a server blankly refused to reboot/shutdown.


[[email protected] ~] reboot -h now
Failed to start reboot.target: Connection timed out
See system logs and 'systemctl status reboot.target' for details.
Failed to open /dev/initctl: No such device or address
Failed to talk to init daemon.

I first tried :

[[email protected] ~]# systemctl --force reboot
Failed to execute operation: Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 timed out

which failed, so I had to get the big guns : systemctl --force --force reboot

[[email protected] ~]# systemctl --force --force reboot
Rebooting with argument 'now'.
packet_write_wait: Connection to 10.1.255.253 port 22: Broken pipe

As you see that restarted the server; weird issue, solved thanks to Luke