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I have a problem in that I tried to install the drivers for my touchpad and I editted the XF86Config-4 file in such a way that when I start up Linux it tries to load the GUI, but all that comes up is a black screen for about 1 minute and then it just reboots. I can see the Command Line asking me to login a couple of seconds before the GUI loads, but not long enough to do anything.
I know what to do to fix this problem if I can just get access to that XF86Config-4 file to change it back to what it was previously. I want to use the Command Line as my sort of 'Safe Mode' to do that from. I'm figuring there must be some button I could hold down to boot up to the Command Line and not load anything else.
Is there such a shortcut key, or some other way to get into a function like that?
Pretty close. When you are in LILO, type the word single after the kernel name entry at the prompt at the bottom of the screen. That should put you into single mode and you can edit files to your heart's content.