Single User Mode

If you need to get access and you don’t want to do a heap overflow thing, try single user mode first.

This is easily done by editing Grub to invoke bash at start.
Option 1

If the Grub menu does not automatically display, bring up Grub.

  1. Press the left shift key during restart to bring up Grub.
  2. Edit Grub. Press e to edit the command.
  3. Add init=/bin/bash
  4. Ctrl X to boot.

To make this a permanent situation,

  •  Edit Grub 
  • nano /etc/default/grub

Option 2

At the Grub boot after restart, press e to edit Grub.

  1. Edit the kernel line by adding my current relationship status: single 🙂 (alternately, the letter “S” could work)
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Press b to boot.
Note: If you use lilo (which I haven't seen in years) at the boot prompt type:
linux S
linux (insert my relationship status here) = linux single

This Week’s Content Callout

  • Did you know – VMware is in the Coke machine?
  • Did you know – Linux Foundation welcomed VMware?
  • Did you know… VMware took our open code and closed that up?


I’d LOVE to see a competing free product to put VMware out to pasture.


Community, Responsibility, Freedom!

Migrate from Owncloud to Nextcloud

Is your Information Free?

For decades, we have worked for freedom.

Freedom to tinker, keeping information free, management of information, freedom from censorship.

When considering your content, privacy and ownership or control of your private content, consider a private solution.


If you are interested in NextCloud, the Next BEST thing, check out





Nextcloud – a safe home for all your data

We trust Nextcloud. We trust the developers, including Frank, are working towards the best possible solution.



For migrating, the following link will provide an awesome blog post with accurate and complete information regarding migration from ownCloud to Nextcloud.

3 reasons to upgrade your ownCloud instance to Nextcloud and how easy it is


We support Nextcloud.


1. Dropbox is limited. The hoops are bothersome.

2. Google Drive is an alright option but could be improved.

3. I don’t like using Google docs. I prefer LibreOffice.

4. Private cloud is important. Note: When we first forked remastersys to develop Linux Respin, we were using Owncloud and Ventrillo with our own IRC. Nextcloud is our current preference. We installed Nextcloud on a Pi 3 using Raspbian and the WDLabs external drive after we learned of Nextcloud at SCaLE 15x.

5. The developers, including Frank, were actually at the Conference.

This, was a gift.

Well, we can’t speak for “every” developer. My soul was screaming – Yaaaasssssssssss!!!!!!

Let’s be honest. At Comicon, you might want to see Stan Lee. At a Linux Conference, you want to see the superstars! You want to talk shop. Eye candy is nice but I want the real deal! What about you? Like a dream come true! At long last! 🙂 Finally! Someone gets it.

6. Community: See above.

Try it… you’ll like it.

It’s alright, it’s not like you’re cheating on Google. We approve of this message.

Thanks guys! Keep up the great work

Get Nextcloud from a RedHat Repository

Nextcloud is available in the Fedora repositories.

FAQ 1: I see it. I want it…I really want it… but then it says I can’t get it!!!

So, if you find that you see NextCloud in the repository but you cannot seem to install this, you could upgrade CentOS and make sure, as usual, your dependencies are all met. You know what I’m sayin’.


Use the SCL to get PHP 5.6+

yum install epel-release
yum install centos-release-scl
yum install nextcloud

How about “Migrating from OwnCloud to NextCloud”

If anyone has this information – that would be great. I have a guy ready for the move! Working him, I mean with him, now. 😉

Trust me, you don’t have to convince ANYONE to use Nextcloud.
Let’s look at our values here.
Community, Responsibility, Freedom.

We at FAQ LINUX fully support Nextcloud!!

I’ll post a good migration document on this node!
Depending on if we get good info.

Is the soda machine watching you!

The soda machine is not only watching you, but it is also gathering data about consumption. Fine… that might be alright – but… what about this:

A VMWare product – AirWatch is in these.
They also have product lines in Video.
Stop using VMWare for so many reasons. If all the Linux users stopped using VMWare, then we could spot the Windows users easily… Just saying. 🙂

At any rate, think about other things that could be collecting your data and if you write something good/relevant, it would be nice if you could contribute.