Author Topic: [SOLVED] Boot to grub menu?  (Read 2928 times)


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on: February 29, 2016, 04:38:34 PM
How do I boot Backbox to the grub menu? I've tried spamming escape and shift during bootup but I always wind up at the splash screen.

I'm asking because my boot currently has some sort of issue where it's crashing at the splash screen so I want to start it up in single user mode.

I have some data on my Backbox VM that I spent the weekend processing, when I got in this morning the VM was crashed and I can't successfully boot completely. Please help me get into single-user mode so I can start debugging.

Backbox 4.5 as a guest inside VMWare Fusion on OS X. Latest versions of everything. Like I said, it was working last Friday, then I left the office with some stuff processing and when I came back the VM was hung and now it won't boot up again.

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Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 05:45:26 PM


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Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 09:23:07 AM
Or ...

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

And replace:






And replace with:


Commit changes:


Make backup of your grub file as well.

Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*