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LLE10060 : Howto boot into single user mode using the lilo boot loader

Symptom:

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

Cause:

none

Solution:

The lilo boot loader has a command line. On the command line you can enter multiple options in the form:

<kernel or image name> <kernel command line options>

If you want to start in single user mode you just have to type in your boot target followed by S or single. In the following example we will use the boot target linux to boot into single user mode:

linux S

or

linux single

Please note that your boot target can be different. If you have a graphical splash screen you will also have to make shure you can enter something on the lilo prompt. There you might need to pres ESC (=escape key) or tpye Ctrl+X (Control key followed by typing X)

 


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