I'm new to AWS and am looking for a way to access my EC2's console so I can triage issues such:
- boot to single user mode
- view console output as system boots
- gain console access to debug GRUB issues
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When using cloud services such as AWS or Azure your ability to access the console of booting instances is typically restricted to a read-only type of interaction.
AWS does provide tools, so you just need to adjust your approach, if you're expecting to drop to single user mode or watch a booting system on a console.
For example, in the EC2 services area of AWS you can select a EC2 instance and then under the actions menu select either: