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Old 03-20-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Boot Loader


I'm a little confuzed as I am trying to add a line to my grub/grub.conf file to make it boot into runlevel 3 and confirms the startup of each service running on my host. I am just curious if this is all I would have to add to that file "id:3:initdefault". Also I was told by a friend to use the confirm command kernal argument which I can't seem to find being an actual command.

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 03-20-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Methinks you are looking in the wrong place.
To change the default runlevel, look at /etc/inittab. You may simply be able to add "3" to the kernel line of the bootloader, but that depends on how the particular distros handles that in the init scripts.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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if you just want to enter into text mode from GUI you can use the command

init 3

or the key combination

cntrl + alt + F1

if you want to boot into text mode every time then you have to modify the file /etc/inittab ( as pointed out by the previous reply).
 
  


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