Hi guys how to boot to single user mode in arch... i just installed my system and im using grub.
Add "s" to your kernel boot parameter. (Same as sysvinit on every other distro.)
Last edited by Earnestly (2012-12-09 00:46:33)
to the kernel command line. Parameters for sysvinit should also work b/c I think they are mapped to the appropriate systemd targets. But the underlying setting is not the "same as sysvinit" even though the same parameter may have the same effect due to the compatibility mappings.
Since a few moths ago, you can drop the ".target" from "systemd.unit=rescue.target".
It's easy to set it temporarily (by editing the boot menu when it shows up).
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But .target won't hurt? Or is that syntax deprecated?
No, it's not deprecated. You can leave it in if you want, but it's easier to just remember it and type it on-the-fly when (or if?) you ever need to.
Last edited by DSpider (2012-12-11 01:12:33)
Oh, I like having the entry ready made so I don't have to remember *anything* if I'm panicking!
And how can I go into single-user mode from a running system?
systemctl rescue leaves user processes etc running.