enter single user mode from boot menu

Teske, Devin Devin.Teske at fisglobal.com
Mon Apr 29 00:59:24 UTC 2013

On Apr 28, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Joe wrote:

running 9.1 and can not figure how to get into single user mode or safe mode from the BOOT menu.

After hitting the 5 or 6 keys to select those options, what do you do next to continue?

Based on your description it sounds like you have the following boot menu (regardless of color):


Pressing 5 or 6 changes the status from "off" to "On"

Hitting enter key just boots the system without regard to options selected.

Pressing ENTER is supposed to boot with the displayed options. If this is not your experience, then a potential bug has been found.

Can not find usage of boot menu in the handbook.

The 4th files are heavily documented in man-pages as well as by loader and boot manuals.

P.S. There have been enhancements already that will come down with 9.2 that add a top-level "Boot single user mode" option simply by pressing "s" -- thus making it like the boot menus of 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x ("s" to boot single user).

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