systemd - missing /etc/machine-id after installation

René Bleisch accounts at
Thu Jan 12 16:34:03 CET 2017

Ok - I've just seen it in your "Simple" config now. Its basically the 
same thing as I did.
I never really had a look on the sample configs up to now. (My config 
space bases on what I took over from my predecessor years ago - he 
probably started from a now 10-15 years old sample config...)

Maybe I should start to check your sample config scripts on a regular 
basis ;-)


On 12.01.2017 15:37, Thomas Lange wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:31:00 +0100, René Bleisch <accounts at> said:
>      > I just stumbled over a systemd/journald related problem which may also affect FAI installations.
>      > Some days ago, when booting a freshly installed PC (Debian jessie) for the first time, journald could not be started, which means there is no error logging at all:
>      >    "systemd[1]: Failed to start Journal Service"
> In FAI we create the machine-id file in scripts/DEBIAN/40-misc, so FAI
> should not be affected.

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