Boot without a GUI

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ee99ee, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    I don't have a need for this now, but who knows -- I might in the future. How do I boot up without a GUI? Boot straight to command line single user mode.

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    You hold down Command-S while booting. You will need to manually bring up the disk in read/write mode if you so desire, or else create a script that does so.

    The disk by default mounts read-only, so that fsck can be used....

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