Shutting down the system to single-user mode
In some cases, you might need to shut down the system and enter single-user mode to perform software maintenance and diagnostics.
- Type cd / to change to the root directory.
You must be in the root directory to shut down the system to single-user mode to ensure that file systems are unmounted cleanly.
- Type shutdown -m. The system shuts down to single-user mode.
A system prompt displays and you can perform maintenance activities.