SUMMARY: Can't boot single user.

From: Eric J. Ostrander (
Date: Mon Mar 10 1997 - 16:24:51 CST

Sun managers,

  The original problem:

Unable to login as single-user (boot -s) on my two
solaris 2.5 machines.
Multi-user and root access are normal.

  Solutions attempted:

sys-unconfig -- didn't help
/etc/ioctl.syscon -- file ok
/sbin/sulogin -- file ok
/sbin/su -- file ok
reinstall OS -- worked for the reason given below

  Solution (provided by Joe,

  For an unknown reason the /etc/autopush (softlinked to
/sbin/autopush) had its permission set to 660 and should
have been an executable 770.
  As a last resort I reinstalled the OS on one of the
machines, which cured the problem. Then I got the mail
from Joe pointing me to the autopush file. Sure enough,
the permissions had been changed. I changed the permissions
on the second machine (without reinstalling the OS) and it
boots single-user just fine.

Thanks for all the help.


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