Ive gone through all the documentation i could find.. and i still cant get into run level 1 on my mandrake9 box (im a super newbie on linux)
Here is what happens on my machine...
when my computer starts up i get a graphic page with options:
From what i have understood, i should go into "failsafe" and
this should happen:
"If the 'Linuxconf' administration suite is installed, it will be started in console mode upon reaching runlevel 1. You will be presented with a runlevel menu or the possibility to use 'Linuxconf' to do system maintenance tasks."
But on every option i press i get a "root authentication required"
And when i quit the Linuxconf screen linux starts and i get prompted with a login.
Where am i suppose to type in 'linux single' or 'init 1' ??
I dont get any prompt ever :/
(i have no recovery cd or floppy)
ive spent 5 hours now reading through documentations and forum answers and other help pages.. so i hope someone here can tell me if i should give or if there is anything i can do though i am very very bad linux.
thanks in advance!