single user mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CommonMan, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. CommonMan macrumors regular

    CommonMan

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    #1
    Can anyone tell me how to boot into "single user mode?"

    Or, a way I can boot up my Mac and avoid the Graphical User Interface

    Or, a place to find command I can use on a Mac to avoid using the Graphical User Interface?
     
  2. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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  3. Soton Speed macrumors member

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    #3
    Terminal.app

    To be found in /Applications/Utilities
     
  4. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    And, yet another way to "bypass the GUI", you can log directly into the console by using the login window. Press the down or up key on your keyboard and press option-return -- in the name type >console and leave the password blank. Click login, or press enter.

    Login as you otherwise would, when you're finished just type in exit and press return to come back to the login window. This and Terminal.app are not the same as single-user mode, however.
     

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