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Old 03-15-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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How to boot linux without starting services?

I setup a program to run as a "service" by creating a script to run it and putting the script in the init.d directory to see what it would do (it was a dyndns daemon program to update my ip). So now on the bootup it hangs on "starting 0inadyn". Presumably the program is running and linux is doing everything I told it to do, I just screwed up how to execute the service. Is there a way to boot up without services (like some light weight command line run level?) and remove the script so that I can boot up normally? (Running CentOS 4.5)
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Not sure exactly about your question.

However, you can simply boot from a live CD such as Slax or Knoppix and edit the files.
Old 03-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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Most of the installations allow you to boot in single-user mode (safe mode, etc.).
There are no daemons started in this mode.
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