init 1 hangs

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sat Dec 15 09:50:49 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM, JD <jd1008 at> 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.

I only use "telinit 0" or "telinit 6" on Linux because I've had
problems going to other levels. Furthermore, assuming "telinit 1" has
worked, following up with 'telinit 2" or "telinit 3" has failed
consistently. This ain't Unix any more...

For runlevel 1, I just use 'telinit 6" and choose s-u-m from the grub
menu. It takes longer but it works.

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