Boot OpenSolaris into Single User Mode June 12, 2008Posted by mgerdts in opensolaris.
Update: I thought I had left this in a draft state – my main goal in writing it was to test WordPress and ScribeFire together. Unluckily ScribeFire wasn’t working too well for me. Luckily, The Observatory picked up where I left off. Check it out for working screenshots.
I was looking through my google analytics stats and realized that I’ve had a ton of hits from people trying to figure out how to boot OpenSolaris into single-user mode. This post should do the trick for you if you are on x86.
As you are booting the system, you will see a menu that looks something like:
Use the ‘e’ key to edit the command-line, then the down arrow to get to the line highlighted.
Use the ‘e’ key to edit this line. Add ‘-s’ to the end, as shown below.
Hit the Enter key and you are taken back to this screen. Notice that the -s appears on the line you just edited.
Now just use ‘b’ to boot into single-user mode.