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Old 06-28-2005, 05:19 AM   #1
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How to get boot prompt?

I m running Mandriva Linux 2005 limited edition. I cant get the boot: prompt from where i can run the single user mode. I think the default boot loader for Mandriva is Lilo (am i right?) I could not get out of the graphical interface provided by the boot loader. Any ideas?

Old 06-28-2005, 05:26 AM   #2
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wll if it's lilo, just type linux (or whatever option you boot ussualy) and append the word single to it:

linux single

if it's GRUB you are using (the graphical boot loader)

then you will probably have to press c or e, it should be written in the bottom of the boot loader and edit the kernel line, append the word single to it:

kernel /vmlinuz....... single
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I am using LILO (graphical version). What do i do to get the boot: prompt ??

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Hey I got was the ESC key

Thanks a lot.
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Well if I understand you right ... you can either get to a prompt by clicking the konsole icon at the bottom of the screen or ... you can hit [Ctrl + Alt + F1] and to get back to your GUI ... hit [Ctrl + Alt + F7]

I hope that helps
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if using grub
u press e [edit]
and then b[boot] passed to kernel as an argument without quotes


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