[clug] Startup problem

Steve sunpower at pobox.com
Sun Apr 11 05:45:19 GMT 2004

Thanks Eyal,

I was using rh7.2 and grub. I went through all the commands that grub 
offers but unless I have missed something out I couldn't find a command 
to use which would get me to single user text mode.  Sorry if my 
ignorance is showing.  Forcing an error as I did by removing the RAID 
card may not be elegant but at least linux is smart enough to know 
something is wrong and gives you two choices; login as root or Ctrl D to 
reboot.  I logged in and solved my problem that way.

Thanks again for your support.


Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:

> Steve wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Thanks very much for the help.
>> Ctrl Alt F1/F2 had no effect I'm afraid and I was not able to get 
>> into single user mode.
> You can go into single user mode by typing something like
>     linux single
> at the bootup prompt. I think RH 7.1 uses lilo which give you
> a "lilo:" prompt, where you type the above command.
> The default it probably "linux" which automatically runs after
> a short wait for a user command. If I recall correctly then you
> can hit the Tab key and lilo displays all the available boot
> setups (which "linux" is one of).
> It is not a bad idea to find out how to do it now, rather that
> when you have a problem next time.
> -- 
> Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>

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