I needed to login through a single user mode in ubuntu 11.10 but don't know the changes I've to make in the grub command.

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The easiest way to to just select recovery mode in grub by hold down left Shift when booting. Then Drop to root shell prompt.

If you need to write to files, select Remount first.

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    OK, but how do you get to the grub menu? It doesn't appear by default. Dec 1, 2011 at 18:29
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    Hold down left shift when booting.
    – Bufke
    Dec 7, 2011 at 3:55

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