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LLE10059 : Howto boot into single user mode using the grub boot loader

Symptom:

You need to repair your system and want to start into single user mode. You use grub as boot loader.

Cause:

none

Solution:

The grub bootloader is a very good one. To start into single user mode you have to append an S to the kernel command line in Grub. Grub stands for grand unified bootloader. To add an S to the command line you need to restart your system and when you see the grub splash screen you press on the arrow keys to select an entry. Then you type e to edit that entry. Go to the line which the word kenel at the start. You press e again to edit it and append an S to the end of the line. Now you press <enter> to accept the changes followed by b to boot the kernel with the modified command line.

You will now be presented a single user mode bash shell to repair your system. It seems complicated but it is easies as you think. 


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