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How to Boot Oracle Linux 5.x into Rescue Mode (Doc ID 1516777.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 5.11 [Release OL4U4 to OL5U11]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.2.2 to 2.2.2 [Release 2.0]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


It is possible to boot Linux in rescue mode using the installation media and bypassing the disk. During the rescue session, you can choose network. Once the system is up, you will have access to the disk.

Note: In rescue mode, HDD/NIC will be recognized by the rescue mode OS, and they could be different from the names in normal boot



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