Originally posted by DaPi
Thanks, that was useful for me too.
Is there any way to specify this at boot time? TIA from a noobee.
If your machine has lilo, when it boots to a listing of choices (linux.failsafe, windows, etc) hit the ESC key. It will then give you a boot: command. Type linux 3 and hit enter. Next time you boot it will run as normal, this is a one time method.
Also, linux 1 will take it to run level 1, which is single user. This is where you may (or may not) be able to fix a missing root password.