I installed Fedora on a VM to test out something. Only, I managed to screw up and I forgot the root password, so I want to boot into single user mode to reset the root password. I can't seem to get to GRUB though. I heard that Fedora will hide the menu if you don't have a multi-boot setup or something

Is there a key I need to hold or something?

asked 13 Apr '10, 17:34

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Normally it will just not bother showing it, and let you press, AFAIR, esc within the 2 seconds or so to edit it and then add a "1" to the kernel options to boot to single user mode. If you literally have no option at all to do this, just boot back with the installation cd (or iso image) and use rescue mode to mount the system installed for you and edit /mnt/sysimage/boot/grub/grub.conf that way.

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answered 13 Apr '10, 17:46

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Just clik the up arrow Key when booting until you will go to the menu :D

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answered 14 Apr '10, 03:36

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Also, check the "timeout" option in your grub.conf. It's probably set to 0. I usually change that value to "3" so I don't run into the issue that you ran into.

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answered 13 May '10, 14:42

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I normally tap the esc key. Once you get the menu select your kernel and press a (to append) Then to the kernel argument add a space and the word "single" without the quotes.

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answered 19 May '10, 14:04

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