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Single-user mode doesn't last?

Chuma

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2020
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I'm trying to start in single-user mode, by holding down cmd+s. I see a lot of tiny white text flashing by, occasionally pausing for a couple of seconds but not letting me do anything. Then the regular login window pops up. There is no firmware password set, so as far as I can tell, I should be able to access single-user mode. What could be causing this?

OS version is 10.14.6.
 
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