Friday, June 09, 2006

quickie : how to boot into single user mode in Linux

Last week, due to an error in our mail server, I was looking for a way to boot into single user mode. (I'm not an expert in Linux, so I have to google. :))

Yesterday, a friend of mine reminded me. I better write it down rather than google it again when I need it.


if boot_manager = GRUB then :
- type p if you passworded GRUB.
- Select the kernel you want to boot with, and type e.
- You will have a bunch of lines at your screen. Select the one with kernel and type e to edit the line.
- Go to the end of the line and type single
- Press enter, and type b to boot.


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