How can I boot into recovery mode if it hangs booting into single user mode?
I am trying to boot into "recovery mode" or any single user mode, but upstart is trying to start modem-manager no matter what. It says "modem-manager could not connect to system bus" and sits there retrying, forever.
Can I boot into single user mode and tell upstart to NOT try starting the modem?
Can I boot single user and tell upstart to start a shell after drives are mounted? Thanks for any help in advance...
UPDATE: I was able to use the grub init=/bin/bash trick to get a command prompt on booting. From there I was able to apt-get purge modemmanager. But I still get an error about can't connect to system bus and a hang. Is there a way to put upstart into extra verbose mode so I can see what is causing the hang?