Friday, August 20, 2004

How to boot linux system in single user mode

If you are using GRUB, use the following steps to boot into single-user mode:

1. If you have a GRUB password configured, type p and enter the password.

2. Select Red Hat Linux with the version of the kernel that you wish to boot and type e for edit. You will be presented with a list of items in the configuration file for the title you just selected.

3. Select the line that starts with kernel and type e to edit the line.

4. Go to the end of the line and type single as a separate word (press the [Spacebar] and then type single). Press [Enter] to exit edit mode.

5. Back at the GRUB screen, type b to boot into single user mode.

for lilo

type # linux single

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