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Old 10-18-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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Boot Knoppix into CLI only mode?

Hi. If I want to boot a Knoppix Live CD into a command line only mode to run on a Pentium MMX 100 would I go about doing that??? What do I type at the boot prompt....I know this comp can handle CLI as I once had Red Hat 9 with Gnome running temporarily on it (believe it or was very slow however). Anyways, after that, I am throwing Vector on it and shipping it off to my grandma :P any help would be greatly appreciated
Old 10-18-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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You want the Knoppix cheat-codes which is giving me an error from their site right now, so no link.
It is on the CD also.
I believe entering "knoppix 2" at the boot prompt is what you want.
There could be some others that will help you out.
Old 10-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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at boot time, type knoppix 2 this will take you into runlevel 2, which is text only, and you will still get all of the hardware detection and such, but no XFree or KDE.
Old 10-18-2004, 11:55 PM   #4
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alright, i will try that tomorrow, thanks for your quick responses


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