Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit hostapd.service is masked.) Solution in Linux Debian Mint Ubuntu

If you are getting this error from systemctl "Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit hostapd.service is masked.)" we need to unmask the service.

Solution

systemctl unmask hostapd
Removed /etc/systemd/system/hostapd.service.

It's fixed

root@routerOS:/var/log# systemctl start hostapd
root@routerOS:/var/log# systemctl status hostapd
● hostapd.service - Access point and authentication server for Wi-Fi and Ethernet
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/hostapd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sun 2022-09-25 00:40:28 EDT; 1s ago
       Docs: man:hostapd(8)
    Process: 101729 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/hostapd -B -P /run/hostapd.pid -B $DAEMON_OPTS ${DAEMON_CONF} (code=exited, status=0/SU>
   Main PID: 101730 (hostapd)
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 8814)
     Memory: 648.0K
        CPU: 153ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/hostapd.service
             └─101730 /usr/sbin/hostapd -B -P /run/hostapd.pid -B /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

Sep 25 00:40:27 routerOS systemd[1]: Starting Access point and authentication server for Wi-Fi and Ethernet...
Sep 25 00:40:27 routerOS hostapd[101729]: Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Sep 25 00:40:27 routerOS hostapd[101729]: wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE
Sep 25 00:40:27 routerOS hostapd[101729]: Using interface wlan0 with hwaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 and ssid "rttwireless"
Sep 25 00:40:28 routerOS hostapd[101729]: wlan0: interface state COUNTRY_UPDATE->ENABLED
Sep 25 00:40:28 routerOS hostapd[101729]: wlan0: AP-ENABLED
Sep 25 00:40:28 routerOS systemd[1]: Started Access point and authentication server for Wi-Fi and Ethernet.


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