[arch-general] Rescue mode stopped working

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Tue Jul 27 01:53:00 UTC 2021

On 7/26/21 7:35 PM, David Rosenstrauch via arch-general wrote:
> 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.

> 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.

Just pinned this down.  Apparently the culprit is the upgrade to 
util-linux (and util-linux-libs) v2.37.1.  When I downgrade back to 
v2.37, the issue goes away.

Bug filed:  https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/71625


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