Change Run Level at Bootup

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Changing your runlevel at boot time. (aka Grub Method)

  • The Grub menu is hidden by default
  • Reboot then press and hold a key until the grub menu appears
  • Choose your desired kernel and press "a" to modify the kernel arguments.
  • Simply add a 3 to the line for runlevel 3 or 1 for single user mode and Press "enter". After pressing enter press "b" to boot with the changes you have made. (NOTE: If you are having booting issues you might want to remove "quiet" and "rhgb.")
  • Log in and do the damage you desire. If you are booting to single user you do not need to login you will simply be presented with a prompt.
  • Logout, change runlevels or reboot as needed.