[systemd-devel] "File exists warning" on first boot

Umut Tezduyar Lindskog umut at tezduyar.com
Tue Nov 3 01:55:52 PST 2015

This is due to both services (getty at tty1.service and remote-fs.target)
having [Install] section.

I do not know why these services are not shipped without the [Install]
section like the rest of the other systemd services.


On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Johan x Lundin <johan.x.lundin at axis.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On a fresh boot (no /etc/machine-id yet), I'm getting:
> systemd[1]: Failed to populate /etc with preset unit settings, ignoring: File
> exists
> The files that systemd is complaining about are installed by systemd
> itself (/etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty at tty1.service and
> /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/remote-fs.target).
> Is there any reason not to let these files be populated in /etc on first boot,
> and remove the warning?
> Best Regards,
> Johan Lundin
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