Linux: Connection timed out, cannot reboot systemd based system

Hi,

sometimes it occours that a systemd based Linux cannot rebooted.

A roboot is initiated and ends up in an error message: Failed to start reboot.target: Connection timed out

root@devdeb ~# reboot
root@devdeb ~# init 6
Failed to start reboot.target: Connection timed out
See system logs and 'systemctl status reboot.target' for details.
root@devdeb ~# systemctl status reboot.target

I’m not 100% what’s the root cause is, but it seems that a required system service has been terminated or exited.

To intiate an reboot call systemctl with the double –force parameter

root@devdeb ~# systemctl –force –force reboot

Michael

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