To start the computer and use the Recovery Console

From the Setup CD-ROM 

1.

Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

2.

When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

3.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.

4.

When prompted, type the Administrator password.

5.

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

6.

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.

If you have already installed the Recovery Console 

1.

During Startup, select Recovery Console from the startup options menu.

2.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.

3.

When prompted, type the Administrator password.

4.

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

5.

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.

 Important

Because the Recovery Console is quite powerful, it is recommended for use only by advanced users or administrators.

Recovery Console commands

Recovery Console overview



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