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Re: screen in single user mode - "cannot open /dev/console"

From: Aaron Davies
Subject: Re: screen in single user mode - "cannot open /dev/console"
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 15:56:06 -0400

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 1:01 AM, John Davidorff Pell
<address@hidden> wrote:

> P.S. You should generally explain what sort of system you are on. Mac OS X
> is the only system that I know of that calls something "single user mode".
> On linux, the closest thing is "run level 0". However, its not a very good
> description of Mac OS X's single-user mode because Mac OS X is *much* more
> dependent on system services which have to be started (or, rather,
> registered) first.

Possibly linux picked the terminology up from Apple, but I quote from
INIT(8), Linux System Administrator's Manual, 18 April 2003:

> runlevel 1 is used to get the system down into single user mode


> Runlevel 0 is used to halt the system
Aaron Davies

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