Boot Mac OS X in single-user mode

Here’s the quick reminder on how to start OSX in single-user mode :

  • If the Mac is on, turn it off.
  • Power the Mac on.
  • When you hear the chime, press cmds

Do what you have to and type exit or reboot to return to normal mode.

Source: Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode

Author: Joel Carnat

Technical Architect and SysAdmin @work ; OpenBSD and FOSS @home ; Karate, Kobudō, Jōdō, Bodyweight workout, Photography @hobby

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