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Old 06-03-2009, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hi Friends,

Can anybody help me how to enter in single user mode in ubuntu.
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There's usually an entry for it in the boot menu.
Old 06-03-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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See the command telinit:

$ man telinit
telinit may be used to change the runlevel of the system.

The RUNLEVEL argument should be one of the multi-user runlevels 2-5, 0
to halt the system, 6 to reboot the system or 1 to bring the system
down into single-user mode.

RUNLEVEL may also be S or s which will place the system directly into
single-user mode without actually stopping processes first, you proba‐
bly won’t want that.


So, in short:
$ sudo telinit 1 # Recommended
$ sudo telinit S


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