Re: how to boot into single user mode?
> i figure the only way to fix this is to boot into single user
> mode and remove the xdm entries, however i am not sure
> how to do this in linux... needless to say i am feeling very
> stupid right about now. any help would be appreciated.
There's nothing to feel stupid about. Learning-by-doing is the most
efficient learning method, and you have to start from the bottom.
To access your system, boot the rescue disk (the one that you booted for
installation), and type this at the prompt: rescue root=/dev/hda1
Of course, you have to change /dev/hda1 to the disk/partition that your
linux is reciding on. for scsi-disks, this is sda for the first, sdb for