1. Re: 5. Re: single user mode (Hans Henry von Tresckow), (Bruce Marshall)

Brian Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Sun Jan 9 15:26:23 UTC 2011

On 09/01/11 12:00, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> On Saturday, January 08, 2011, Brian Wootton wrote:
>> >  Tried both of these - no good - whatever should happen just gets
>> >  trampled over by the
>> >  full system boot into multi-user mode.
>> >      All the manual entries say that 'telinit 1' is the way to do it, but
>> >  all that does is bring up the
>> >  KDE default login screen (with the dots in the middle) and sit there
>> >  forever - maybe I should
>> >  submit a bug report?
>> >  I'm running on an amd 64bit  based machine.
> I'm running an AMD64 machine and haven't had any problems with that.
> Are you getting a grub menu?   Then either the recovery mode or using 'single'
> or '1' on the kernel line of the boot should do it.   I think something else
> is happening on your machine when you say "it is overridden by the full boot'.
> Don't know what that means.
It means that from boot-up the single user prompt comes on screen, I get 
as far as
typing in a userid and a few characters of the relevant passwd then KDE
blots this out with the 'windows' multi-login  box, and I can only log 
in to the
full multi-user OS
I see no sign of a grub menu. Aside from this, does 'telinit 1' work on 
your 64 bit machine?

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