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 » 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 » 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 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:58 pm

I forgot the root password. I am trying to recover it.
viking777 wrote:

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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 » 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:

viewtopic.php?f=199&t=124480#p681889
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).


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