Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176348
cannot enter single user mode after update to 2.86 based SysVinit
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:57:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
After a recent update to SysVinit-2.86-1, kernel command line arguments single, s S and 1 does not make the system boot into single user mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try the traditional single user mode flags on the kernel cmdline
2. watch as the system flies into runlevel 5
Actual Results: runlevel 5
Expected Results: single user mode
I tried to downgrade to FC4 version (SysVinit-2.85-39) and the flags now successfully make the system boot into single user mode.
At this point I don't know whether this is caused by an actual SysVinit bug, a script compability issue or something else.
I did try to boot with "selinux=0 s" and that didn't help much - still booted straight through to runlevel 5, so i doubt it's directly related to SElinux.
Fixed in -2, it was a new sysvinit bug in 2.86.
wow - bug squashed in < 15 mins, that's gotta be some kind of record :)
To be honest, I read about it on the list beforehand, and was already working on
I knida knew, but "read ahead" is still considered fair play, so it doesn't
impact resolve time :)
Package name is now sysvinit in Fedora.