I have reviewed the centos documentation. When the live CD boots, it starts a count down to an automatic boot. I attempt to invoke the boot options as directed by hitting the tab and adding the words
at the end of the line and hit return to begin the booting process.
Unfortunately, the linux rescue boot option is ignored and the system mounts the hard drive. Additionally, I have checked the boot option several times by hitting the tab a second time and the option is not displayed.
In researching the issue, I inevitably get very similar instructions like:
The first centos CD or DVD has a rescue mode, just type on the boot screen: linux rescue
Unfortunately, I have not been able to make this work. Can someone take me through the linux rescue procedure step by step?