Error: startup for container '100' failed


Active Member
Mar 17, 2018
Hi there,

I have already written in the German forum but unfortunately have not received an answer. That's why I'm trying this here now.

I installed new updates today, which went through without any problems.
But since then an LXC container has not started. Neither manually nor automatically.

When I click on the status message, the following comes up.

run_buffer: 316 Script exited with status 1
lxc_init: 816 Failed to run lxc.hook.pre-start for container "100"
__lxc_start: 2007 Failed to initialize container "100"
TASK ERROR: startup for container '100' failed

What can I do?
Last edited:
You should check the syslog. That error basically is always the same and it is impossible to tell what causes the LXC not to start.
The syslog can also be seen in the WebGui under the node.

Oct 11 09:54:01 proxmox systemd[1]: Started PVE LXC Container: 100.
Oct 11 09:54:02 proxmox kernel: EXT4-fs (dm-8): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null). Quota mode: none.
Oct 11 09:54:02 proxmox pvedaemon[681110]: startup for container '100' failed
Oct 11 09:54:02 proxmox pvedaemon[463813]: <root@pam> end task UPID:proxmox:000G6496:0180BF2C:6193EDM9:vzstart:100:root@pam: startup for container '100' failed
Oct 11 09:54:03 proxmox systemd[1]: pve-container@100.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct 11 09:54:03 proxmox systemd[1]: pve-container@100.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct 11 09:54:03 proxmox systemd[1]: pve-container@100.service: Consumed 1.389s CPU time.


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