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Bug#4534: Switch to single-user mode fails

You (Wichert Akkerman) wrote:
> Package: sysvinit
> Version: 2.62-1
> When I try to switch to single-user mode using the command `runlevel s' a
> problem occurs: the system correctly terminates all programs and gives me
> the prompt from sulogin. However, when I enter my password the characters
> are echoed on the screen. After entering the password (correctly) nothing
> happens, until I press Control-C, after which the system returns to the
> default runlevel (ie 2).
> Booting directly into single-user mode via lilo or loadlin works correctly.

You should never use "init s" directly. Use "init 1" or "shutdown (no args)"
to get to single user mode.

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