[arch-general] Rescue mode stopped working
darose at darose.net
Mon Jul 26 23:35:14 UTC 2021
I'm not sure what changed, but for some reason I'm no longer able to
drop into rescue mode on my laptop (i.e. using "systemctl rescue") - or
to boot directly into single user mode.
When I try either of these, the kernel loads, and then looks like it's
entering single user mode, prompting me to enter my root password to
proceed (as it should). But when I do enter the root password at the
prompt - or even just press enter - the system quickly displays
"Reloading system manager configuration", followed by something about
switching to default target, and then switches into full interactive
mode complete with graphical login prompt.
I tried downgrading down to several earlier versions of systemd (back to
248), as well as trying to boot using the LTS kernel in single user
mode, but I still get the issue.
This behavior has definitely changed very recently (i.e., within a few
days to a week) as I use single user mode often, and only just noticed
this today. I'd file a bug about this but I have no idea what package
might be at fault. Any pointers appreciated!
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