Boot linux in single user mode

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by lmcdougall, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. lmcdougall


    How do I boot a linux virtual machine in single user mode?

    I am using Paralles 6.

  2. poojas


    : Boot linux in single user mode

    I don't have any solution of this question but i want to ask the same....

    Thank you
  3. mmika

    mmika Kilo Poster

  4. RoshanC


    Booting into Single-User Mode

    One of the advantages of single-user mode is that you do not need a boot diskette or CD-ROM; however, it does not give you the option to mount the file systems as read-only or not mount them at all.

    if your system boots, but does not allow you to log in when it has completed booting, try single-user mode.

    In single-user mode, your computer boots to runlevel 1
    Your local file systems are mounted, but your network is not activated.

    On Linux system using GRUB as the boot loader, 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 Enterprise Linux with the version of the kernel that you wish to boot and type a to append the line.

    3. 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.

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

    On an x86 system using LILO as the boot loader, at the LILO boot prompt (if you are using the graphical LILO, you must press [Ctrl]-[x] to exit the graphical screen and go to the boot: prompt) type:

    linux single

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