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Old 08-23-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Lilo and recovery mode

I have slackware with lilo boot loader. Is there a way to add a recovery mode to Lilo such as ubuntu's recovery mode? I mean the system starts, when it comes to runlevel one, waits 1 min for password if you wish to enter runlevel one, and if password is not provided loads to runlevel 3 or 4?
Old 08-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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By "recovery mode" you probably mean single-user mode. Did you already try

linux single

linux init=/bin/sh
at the LILO boot prompt? Here 'linux' would be the entry you usually boot (depending on how you named it)'s been long since I used LILO, but I recall you could just add the runlevel number after the normal boot entry to get it boot that runlevel (1 for single-user mode etc.) or pass other options to the kernel..

Why won't you use GRUB? It's less a headache to configure..

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