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Old 11-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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(sabayon)add a option in the grub menu where it only boots into the terminal


Can i add a option to the grub startup menu where i can choose to bootup without startint the gui.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:06 AM   #2
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Can i add a option to the grub startup menu where i can choose to bootup without startint the gui.

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Yes

Simply create another entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst

Copy the entry you typically use, and add "single" or "init=3" to the end of the kernel line.

"single" puts you in single-user mode as root, with not password required.

"init=3" puts you in runlevel 3 (no GUI, but you will have to log in with usename and password.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 07:11 AM   #3
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In a lot of distributions booting into the single-user mode lets the user in as root without password required, but in some of them this isn't the case; for example the latest Ubuntu will ask it nevertheless. If you do get in as root without root password asked, you should do something about it..
 
Old 11-25-2008, 07:20 AM   #4
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In a lot of distributions booting into the single-user mode lets the user in as root without password required, but in some of them this isn't the case; for example the latest Ubuntu will ask it nevertheless. If you do get in as root without root password asked, you should do something about it..
I am missing something---I thought that one key purpose of single-user was to be able to get into a system with no password??

(Not surprised if Ubuntu configured it in some non-standard way.)
 
  


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