[CentOS] 'p' in boot selector & going into single-user

Mon Apr 12 19:30:41 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

> On boot, when I hit the F12 key to bring up the boot menu, the screen
> displays the various kernels and other boot options.  In the text below
> this menu it says I can hit 'p' to bring up a menu with other options.
> I've done this with the last two boot-ups and no other menu or options
> appear.  Is something missing?  (I also tried Alt-p, Shift-p, Ctrl-p and
> a few other keys and there's no change onscreen.)
> I'd like to know also how to select single user mode, but haven't found
> a way to do that.
When you get to the grub menu, hit 'e' at the kernel, then arrow down one
to the line beginning with "kernel", and hit 'e' again. At the end of the
line, add the letter s, then follow the directions for getting out of edit
mode, and hit the letter b for boot.