single user login
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Wed Aug 17 08:38:44 UTC 2011
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 05:09:07PM +0200, Bernt Hansson typed:
> 2011-08-16 03:21, Gerald Stoller skrev:
> >I booted up my FreeBSD system and it never presented me with a "Boot:
> >" prompt.
> >Maybe that is because my system is old (remember I haven't used it for
> >its version # is 4.3 or 4.7 (I have 2 versions on my hard disk). My
> >went through a bunch of boot/recovery/initialization steps and then went
> >to the
> > login: prompt. When I tried to interrupt it, I got to a primitive
> >system that
> >used an ok prompt, and "help" tells you all (I believe) the commands
> >that it
> >accepts and can perform.
> Restart the machine and wait for the boot loader menu.
> Then choose "boot freebsd in single user mode"
I don't recall there was a boot loader menu in FreeBSD 4.x
Just interupt boot by pressing a key, giving you the OK prompt. Then boot -s
to go to single user mode (if that's what you want)
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