not sure if you installed yours from an package or compile / config it fully yourself if you installed from an packaged than it maybe bit a tad diff from this ...
this is what i used for mine due to i compile it myself
hope its helps out a little
** UPDATE ** i re read your post
change the path to the file and than try it see if thats works for you
to see if it works or not make sure the server is stoped and have an IRC client trying to connect to your box IP and wait 4 mins
if connected than its works if not arrr yell out
PS ... i would of used the /home folder to install / run the IRCD from .. but thats just me
heads up if its works nor not
log into your irc user account <i used ircadmin>
check ur ~/bin folder to see if you got a file called "ircdchk"
if so than you run this command
add in to the crontab window this line
*/2 * * * * /home/ircadmin/bin/ircdchk >/dev/null 2>&1
when your server boots it will check to see if the server is running every two mins if not it will start it
and if the server was running and crashed or stoped it and didn't restart it , it will auto restart it for you as far as i can remember
its being a while
hope its helps
and remember to do this as the IRCADMIN user or what you call it
if you dont have the file called " ircdchk"
do an search for it on your system and see if you can find it