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

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Sep 16 14:43:11 PDT 2004

On 2004-09-16 22:13, Sergey Zaharchenko <doublef at tele-kom.ru> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 08:53:03PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > Hmmm.  Don't get me wrong, but you shouldn't "go that route".
> I thought `that route' == `customize system start up' according to the
> scoping rules:)

Actually (and perhaps this was a misunderstanding on my part) what I meant
by "that route" was to boot single user and then bring up the system piece
by piece, starting only the parts that are deemed absolutely necessary (for
some definition of "ansolutely" and "necessary").

> > 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.
> [...]
> Still, stuff learnt for purely education reasons sometimes helps.

Heh, yeah.  I still remember fondly the day I rewrote all the rc scripts of
my Slackware system from scratch to give them a colourful look and feel,
much like the way Redhat would do things back then.  I've grown out of my
childish behavior of adding colours everywhere now, but the amount of
learning I gained from this was immense ;-)

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