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Archive for August 17th, 2012

Boot Linux GRUB or LILO Into Single User Mode

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/17

Sometimes when you are at a Linux site, there is no one available with the right credential information for doing emergency maintenance.

There is a way around it: boot your Linux in Single user mode. Then it will not ask for a password, and boot straight into the user root.

When you are lucky, your linux site:

  1. allows for console access
  2. boots through a boot loader like GRUB or LILO, which allows for speicifying the kernel boot parameters

Modern systems usually use GRUBand you can follow the steps in Read the rest of this entry »

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