When to use 'init s' versus 'boot -s' to take the system to single user mode

(Doc ID 1009445.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 9 9/05 HW U9 [Release 8.0 to 9.0]
All Platforms

Goal

To understand the differences between the 'init s' and ok> boot -s commands and to understand why this is important to know as regards applying kernel patches to the system.

Solution

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