init 1 hangs

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Dec 15 07:21:54 UTC 2012

JD wrote:
> Ubuntu 12.10
> # init 1
> hangs and never enters single user mode.
> Gets stuck displaying the purple screen with the word
> Ubuntu in the middle and the 4 dots beneath it.

It looks like the screen displays the boot splash screen. It should be 
possible to switch back to your wanted VT with Ctrl-Alt-F1..F6.

BTW: IIRC you're coming from Fedora - then forget most of what you know 
about runlevels. The default runlevel is 2 for ubuntu.


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