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Old 12-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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`Shutdown now` goes to single user mode? Paused Start time

Hey, just recently I went to move my server computer and did a 'shutdown now' to turn it off and I got into single user mode!

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root@daveserv:~$ shutdown now
Shutdown NOW!
shutdown: [pid 169]

*** FINAL System shutdown message from root@daveserv ***
System going down IMMEDIATELY

System shutdown time has arrived
Shutting down daemon processes: mysqld.
Saving firewall state tables:.
Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:

And now I'm stuck with a shell!? Why does this happen? I've had this happen on my RedHat box before (Now running FreeBSD).. Is it because I left SSH open for an hour? (Never had my SSH open on RedHat, I only allow one user to access it, no direct root access and strong passwords)

Also this happens when booting:

Initial rc.i386 initialization:.
Configuring syscons: blanktime.
Additional ABI support:.
Local package initialization: HERE
mysqld Samba.

Where I wrote 'here' in bold, I also have to press Ctrl+C to get it going otherwise it sits and waits there.. Never had to do that before...

Old 12-11-2003, 05:10 PM   #2
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use cmd like this shutdown -h now h means halt. I guess it is a way to take into single user mode without restarting the box compltely.


Last edited by aqoliveira; 12-11-2003 at 05:12 PM.


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