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How to boot RedHat to the command line (single user mode)
Posted by Mont Rothstein on 21 October 2008 07:19 PM
How to boot RedHat to the command line (single user mode)

  1. Boot/reboot machine
  2. At blue RedHat screen press any key to enter the boot loader
  3. Press 'e' to edit the most recent boot command
  4. Use the arrow keys to select the line that starts with "kernel"
  5. Press 'e' to edit the kernel command
  6. Append 'S' to the end of the line. There should be a space before the previous end of the line (probably 'quiet') and the 'S'. Capitalization matters.
  7. Hit Enter to commit the change
  8. Hit 'b' to boot
  9. When it is done booting you will be at a command prompt that looks something like "sh-3.00#"
  10. When you are done to reboot type "reboot" and hit Enter


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