[CentOS] Boot CentOS 5 to command line

ABBAS KHAN bashukhan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 03:11:12 UTC 2008


Thanks you :)




On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Bobby <bobby at d4business.com> wrote:

> On Monday 18 August 2008 14:46:22 ABBAS KHAN wrote:
> > Hi fellows,
> >
> > Pretty new to CentOS.
> > I was trying to find a way to boot CentOS into command prompt instead of
> > GUI (or without loading any services).
> > Tried using 'Crl+Alt+F1' at the boot process, but, that holds the screen
> at
> > mounting and doing fstab and doesn't proceed further.
> > Is there anyother way to boot CentOS into command prompt without using
> > Rescue option from the installation CD?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Best.
>
> Then there is the temporary method for when you forget the passwd. Or
> simply
> want to get into single user mode. Which is to add the word single to the
> kernel boot line (if you are using GRUB boot loader, which is default in
> CentOS).
>
> When GRUB appears press any key to stop the automatic countdown.
> Select the kernel to boot from and press e for edit.
> Then cursor down to the line that starts with kernel (usually the 2nd
> line),
> and press e to edit that line. Go to the end of the line and add a space
> and
> the word single.
> Press Enter to accept your change, and b to boot.
> It will now boot with your change.
>
> Please note, since we did not actually alter the config file it will not
> retain this change at any subsequent boots.
>
> --
>
> Bobby
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