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Hello, Recently started a new position and (grrrr) cannot access a server, website content is outdated, people getting cranky with me, please help. Running Mandrake 10.1 - LILO bootmanager The ...
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    Can't Boot Into Single-User Mode?


    Hello,

    Recently started a new position and (grrrr) cannot access a server, website content is outdated, people getting cranky with me, please help.

    Running Mandrake 10.1 - LILO bootmanager

    The system prompts for root password for single-user mode:
    *Telling INIT to go into single-user mode.
    *Give root password for maintenance.
    *(or type Control-D for normal startup)

    I tried entering 'linux init=/bin/bash' per some instructions I found online but the system won't accept it.

    Any ideas or other suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Is the boot order set to (or can you set the boot order in BIOS to) boot to a floppy or CD-ROM before the hard drive? Because if you can, then you can use a boot disk or LiveCD to gain access to the system.

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