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Old 07-17-2005, 05:12 AM   #1
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single user mode while booting


Hi,
how to enter single user mode while booting AIX 4.3 and 5.1.
-thanks
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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edit the file /etc/inittab.
Comment the line saying :
init:2:initdefault:
(remember : commenting the line will change it to
:init:2:initdefault:
and reboot.
Then the system will boot in single user mode. if you want to come back to normal situation, uncomment the line in /etc/inittab (by removing the added ":").

By the way, if you did not boot in single user mode you can enter single user mode at any type by tiping "init S".
 
Old 07-18-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hi zorba,

Nop , i have no installation cds , and now i want to go single user mode
while server booting ( like any function keys like f-5 or f-1 ) so it can single user mode ?

i don;t want to modify any files on server ?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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Let's see if somebody else has a wiser info. I'm afraid the only way to enter single user mode is to do a normal boot and type "init S" on the keyboard, or modify /etc/inittab.
And, of course, the root password will be answered when entering single user mode.
HTH
zorba
 
Old 08-17-2005, 01:57 AM   #5
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Thanks, but can u tell how to check if "single user mode prompts for password" without saying init S,

Rgds,
 
  


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