In this tutorial, we will demonstrate How to Boot into Single User Mode in CentOS/RHEL 7.
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Single user mode is a mode in which a multi-user computer operating system boots into a single superuser. It is mainly used for maintenance of multi-user environments such as network servers. Some tasks may require exclusive access to shared resources.
The first thing to do is to open Terminal and log in to you CentOS 7 server.
After, restart you server wait for GRUB boot menu to show.
Next step is to select your Kernel version and press
e key to edit the first boot option.Find the kernel line (starts with “linux16“), then change the
rw init=/sysroot/bin/sh .
When you have finished, press
F10 to boot into single user mode
After mount root filesystem using the following command:
Now, to finish this process reboot your server using the following command:
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