Bug#2065: single user isn't
> This caused me considerable grief when one of the disks on my system was
starting to fail, and I was desperately trying to extract a few critical
files that had been updated since the last backup. The cycle was to boot,
snag a few files before the disk warmed up and failed, then power down to let
things cool off, then repeat. The insistence of the system on doing fsck's
at every boot made this a much less productive process per unit time than it
could/should have been.
Re-booting from a floppy could have saved you some grief.
A can of compressed air or highly purified alcohol in a spray bottle
(and proper ventilation!) could have cooled the drive enough to do
things a little quicker. An ice pack is something I used to use
(Wrapped in some paper towels to absorm moisture).
On your point, oc cource you are right! Single user mode should be as
DO$ as we can get it.
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