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Old 08-09-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
tripwire45
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How to boot into the shell


I've got Red Hat 9.0 installed as a virtual machine in VMWare but VMWare Tools can't be installed from XWindow. I need to create an option so I can boot directly into the shell. I've been Googling this for a few days and searching various sites and using the man pages but can't seem to come up with what must be a simple solution. So I've decided to humble myself and ask a pretty silly question. Help.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 ?

or to single user mode: "init 1"
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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BTW, if u want a ((permenant)) boot in shell, multi user, with network (run level 3) u can edit ur /etc/inittab and change
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
change "5" into "3"

mustafa
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:47 AM   #5
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Cntl-Alt-F1 did the trick. VMWare Tools are installed. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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