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Old 12th July 2008, 12:30 PM
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Telling init to go to single user mode

Error was displayed "out of the blues" while the Red Hat Fedora 9 VM (running as a guest on VMWare 6 Workstation).

Problem was "resolved" by restarting the machine, but ... what happened?

Has this error happened to anyone else? Any troubleshooting?
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Old 12th July 2008, 02:03 PM
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Maybe you accidentally picked the wrong GRUB-entry, that starts fedora in single-user-mode (is there one by default?).
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Old 12th July 2008, 03:21 PM
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hmm...I might have keyed in some "magic" shortcut somehow...
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Old 12th July 2008, 03:42 PM
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There seems to be a single-user mode, which is the mode at runlevel 1, which comes part and parcel with linux distributions:

ID Description
0 Halt
1 Single user
2 Not used/User definable
3 Full multi-user, console logins only
4 Not used/User definable
5 Full multi-user, with display manager as well as console logins
6 Reboot

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