[clug] Startup problem

Mick Howe mickhowe at bigpond.net.au
Sun Apr 11 06:01:40 GMT 2004

select the boot menu option you want, then press "e" for edit, then goto the 
end of the kernel line and add "init=S" etc.

On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 15:45, Steve wrote:
> 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.
> Steve.
> 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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