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Old 09-20-2018, 03:20 AM   #1
hariharan.gopal
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Enter into single user mode as non root user in rhel


Hi Team,

I want to know whether we can enter into single user mode as non root user in rhel 7

Thanks in Advance
 
Old 09-20-2018, 07:48 AM   #2
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Hi Team,
I want to know whether we can enter into single user mode as non root user in rhel 7
As you were told in your other thread, you need to **PAY FOR** RHEL. Are you??? And again, as you were told in your other thread, this is covered in the RHEL knowledgebase. Your question is also self-evident; can you reboot your server as a non-root user?? If not...you certainly can't change runlevels.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 08:39 AM   #3
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Aside from the obvious comment about the GPL, doesn't Red Hat officially offer a free, unsupported RHEL to developers?

I agree about the question, though - I'm pretty sure the "single" user always has full access and is therefore root, and getting there requires root.

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Aside from the obvious comment about the GPL, doesn't Red Hat officially offer a free, unsupported RHEL to developers?
Yes...but the OP posted they're using RHEL 7.3 server in their other thread, so I think it's a safe assumption this is the same system. And while it IS GPL and free for use, why bother? Load CentOS if you want self-support, because RHEL without support is a bad idea, since you won't get updates/patches/bugfixes.
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I agree about the question, though - I'm pretty sure the "single" user always has full access and is therefore root, and getting there requires root.
Right, unless you have physical access or power-cycle the server, and edit the GRUB line from the console. But physical access to the server/console should only be for administrators anyway, same with rebooting or changing runlevels.
 
  


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