How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14?

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How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14?

Postby mozkill on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:25 pm

How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14? When I hold down the Shift key and boot to the recovery mode menu, when I choose "boot into root shell" it prompts me for the root password. How do I do the equivilant of "linux 1" in Grub but using Mint?
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Re: How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14?

Postby viking777 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 am

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sudo telinit 1
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Re: How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14?

Postby mozkill on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:58 pm

I forgot the root password. I am trying to recover it.
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sudo telinit 1
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Re: How do I boot into single user mode with Mint 14?

Postby viking777 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:12 am

That command does not need your root password it is run from sudo so uses your user password.

If you have lost your root password have you tried this:

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