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Unable to change the system boot mode to single-user mode from multi-user mode - OR - Unable to boot to single-user mode (Doc ID 1002628.1)

Last updated on JULY 30, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 11 11/11 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
All Platforms

Purpose

1002628.1 Unable to change the system boot mode to single-user mode from multi-user mode - OR - Unable to boot to single-user mode This document suggests troubleshooting steps to resolve a problem changing the system boot mode to single-user mode from multi-user mode - OR - to resolve a problem trying to boot the system into single-user mode from the OBP ok> prompt.

The problem is experienced when attempting to change the system boot mode from multi-user mode to single-user mode using one of the following init commands:

# /usr/sbin/init s
# /usr/sbin/init S
# /usr/sbin/init 1

The command does not succeed and the system remains in multi-user mode.

OR

The problem is experienced when attempting to boot the system into single-user mode using one of the following boot commands:

ok> boot -s
ok> boot -m milestone=single-user

The boot to single-user does not succeed and the system boots to multi-user mode.

Troubleshooting Steps

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