what are the pros and cons of running in single user?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at hellug.gr
Thu Sep 16 10:53:53 PDT 2004

On 2004-09-16 13:39, mailing lists at MacTutor <lists at mactutor.biz> wrote:
>On Sep 16, 2004, at 1:31 PM, Sergey Zaharchenko wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 06:01:13PM +0300,
>>Giorgos Keramidas probably wrote:
>>>On 2004-09-16 09:11, Ed Budd <ebudd at grokking.org> wrote:
>>>>er...doesn't "single user" mode mean no networking? My understanding is
>>>>that this is really only for maintenance (ie.  make installworld,
>>>Well, you can always bring up the network interfaces manually ;-)
>>Actually, that's what /etc/netstart is for.
> Now might be a good time for me to point out that I'm learning some
> subtle and useful things about system startup that is helping me think
> about how I might customize system start up if I go that route.

Hmmm.  Don't get me wrong, but you shouldn't "go that route".  Other than
purely educational and system recovery reasons there's no real gain in
getting your system up in single user mode and manually doing what the
startup scripts will do automagically for you when properly configured.


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