View Full Version : [ubuntu] When one can't log into there system

June 21st, 2008, 03:30 AM
I really don't have a problem, just a question out of pure curiosity..(perhaps my curiosity IS the problem?)

I'm sure this question can't be answered with an overall general answer, but I wonder, if one cannot log into there system from some form of unknown problem, what can one do to investigate and fix there problem?

For example, on Windows operating systems there is 'Safe Mode' and 'Recovery Console'. What does the Linux operating system offer that is similar to these options?

My apologies if this question is a little too general. I will greatly appreciate any kind of information.

Thank you

June 21st, 2008, 03:37 AM
Linux, Ubuntu to be specific offers a "Recovery Mode" on your GRUB boot menu to be used in case you did something to mess your system configuration.

June 21st, 2008, 03:44 AM
Or use a live CD and mount the drive if recovery mode isn't good enough.