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DiSGuiZ 04-15-2005 01:56 AM

(solved) How do I add a Shell option to grub
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How do I put an option to boot into a Shell in grub? IF that is not possible (of course its possible.) How do I get into a shell JUST A SHELL NO X from kde or gnome?

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xelt 04-15-2005 02:31 AM

in mandrake try linuxconf

xelt 04-15-2005 02:32 AM

or edit grub.conf [dont remember where is it there]. dont forget to ./grub.conf

DiSGuiZ 04-15-2005 04:20 PM

How to get to a shell.
To get to a shell through grub you hilight linux if your dual booting and press e then you hilight the line that begins with "kernel" and press e again. Go to the end of the line put a space and put the number 3. Then press b to boot. This will start you in a shell at run level 3 with network support.


michaelsanford 04-15-2005 04:28 PM

I use lilo, and I don't know which distro you're using but the XWindow system isn't started by the bootloader per se, it's started in runlevel 4 by initd.

If you always want to boot to a shell edit /etc/inittab and change

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)


# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)

If this is just an occasional thing for debugging, then I'd stick with your last post.

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