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  1. #1
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    Rescue mode-how to get root

    Anyone know how to get "root" out of rescue mode. My screen goes black when I load linux and I need to attempt troubleshooting but don't know how to get to "root" from rescue mode. su - gives me an "invalid password" error.

  2. #2
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    once you do chroot /mnt/sysimage,
    I believe you are the root already when you are in rescue mode.

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    In rescue mode, you can't be anything but root, so be careful with all that power you wield!
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    Dell Precision 380, Intel Pentium D, 3.00 GHz, 2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DDR2, ATi FireGL v3100 (128 MB), SB X-Fi, Sony 16X DVD-ROM, Optiarc 16X DVD+/-RW

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    HP Pavilion, Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz HT, 1 GB Corsair, nVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 (128 MB), SB Live!, HP 16X DVD-Writer 400i, 16X DVD-ROM

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    HP Pavilion 8766C, Intel Pentium III 900 MHz, 640 MB PC-100 SDRAM (3 DIMMs), nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 (256 MB), ESS Maestro 2E, HP CD-Writer Plus (CD-RW 4X), Hitachi 8X DVD-ROM

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    I am entering rescue mode from my installation CD. It gives me the prompt "SH-3.1#" and I can't access all of my system files. I am tring to get to the Xorg.conf file. My understanding was that it was located @ /etc/X11/xorg.conf am I correct in this?

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    You have to do the command
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    to get everything in the usual place.

  6. #6
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    I will give that a try. It is on this machine so I will let you know what happens later. Thanks

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