Changing to single-user state (system state s)
Some administrative functions can be done
only when the system is in single-user state.
The recommended way to enter single-user state to
This command executes all the files
by invoking the
command accomplishes, among other things, the following:
closes all open files and stops all user processes
stops all daemons and services
writes all system buffers out to the disk
unmounts all filesystems necessary
for multiuser operations, but not
needed in single-user state (such as
An init 1 or an init s issued from multiuser mode
functions in a similar manner, but does not unmount
filesystems would and does not kill
all processes and services.
Use this procedure to change to single-user state:
Log in as
Navigate to the
At the prompt to continue, type
the change to single-user state is complete, you
are prompted for the root password.
Type the root password and press
You are now ready to perform
tasks that should be done only in single-user state.
Changing to multi-user state (system state 2)
Changing system states after powerup
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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 - 02 June 2005