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Old 07-29-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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Cut off graphical boot


How do I cut off my graphical boot screen and use text? I just got an older laptop because my other one died. I put my old hard disk in since I already had it set up and it was bigger than the one in it, and this one supports a graphical boot screen, which unfortunately makes it take an hour to boot, whereas the other one, about the same power level, took only a few minutes to boot. How do I disable the graphical boot screen so I can get it up quicker? Where is that option passed to the kernel? I bet I'll have to pass a video mode from some file.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:41 PM   #2
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depends on your distro, but for many (redhat-style), go into /etc/inittab, then edit the line that says something like:

id:5:inittab

change the five to a 3. This sets your init. init 0 is shutdown, init 1 is single user (root/troubleshooting) and won't allow networking), init 3 is textmode, init 5 is graphical, and init 6 is reboot. These can be arbitrary, but a lot of distros follow this format.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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I guess that's what I do for Mandrake 9, since it's a RedHat base or clone.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:59 PM   #4
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You want the number that corresponds to "Full multiuser mode" in the comments in the default line.

You could also use Mandrake Control Center in the booting area.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:44 PM   #5
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Well, changed the wroing thing. Rats!
Something I've noticed: even setting Windows 98 up, this sucker is slooooooooooow. It appears the PnP settings are messed up, so I may not have to mess with this. After 98 is set up, (I need Windows to change my CMOS settings), I'll set that hard disk (I have 3) as a CMOS/Windows disk and the other two as Linux disks. Red Hat 9 don't seem to like a disk under 3GB. Won't boot on my 2GB disk. Will go back and do a minimalist install later though.
 
  


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