I followed this guide today and now I'm kind of stuck.

Almost every time when I try to run a command now, I get an Illegal Instruction error.


$ sudo umount -l /media/Backup 
Illegal instruction
xx@localhost:~ $ sudo service netatalk stop
Illegal instruction
xx@localhost:~ $ sudo service avahi-daemon stop
Illegal instruction

When I try to change my password (what I was planning on doing), I get:

$ passwd
Changing password for xxxx.
(current) UNIX password: 
New password: 
.pwd: Invalid argument
New password: 

And on the boot I get a error saying, that the Apply Kernel Variables could not be started:

$ sudo systemctl status systemd-sysctl.service
● systemd-sysctl.service - Apply Kernel Variables
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-sysctl.service; static)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2016-03-31 22:51:40 UTC; 30min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysctl.service(8)
  Process: 105 ExecStart=/lib/systemd/systemd-sysctl (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 105 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Warning: Journal has been rotated since unit was started. Log output is incomplete or unavailable.
Illegal instruction

Does anyone have an idea, what I did wrong?


  • You followed an obsolete tutorial and installed services which were already installed and used init.d on a systemd OS. I suggest you restore from your backup. – Milliways Apr 1 '16 at 0:12
  • Hmm, yeah, fair enough, I know I did something wrong. But, any advices how to fix it? I uninstalled the self-compiled package but the error stays. – SebasZil Apr 3 '16 at 12:54
  • Trying to undo the many things is almost impossible. I use netatalk (the version from repository) but not for TimeCapsule. avahi is already installed, but would be installed by netatalk. There is probably nothing wrong with installing hfsplus, although this doesn't support journalling like a native Mac. – Milliways Apr 3 '16 at 23:31

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