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Old 02-01-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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How to start up in to command line?


okay I am using Fedora and one of the things to forget to check was that I wanted it to start up in to text mode not start up into the GUI. Is there some config file I can go to and switch this? any help would be great thanks!
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:48 PM   #2
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edit /etc/inittab and edit the line that says "id:5:initdefault:" to "id:3:initdefault:"
 
Old 02-01-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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thanks so much that worked perfectly
 
Old 09-04-2004, 08:43 AM   #4
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Thanks, that was useful for me too.

Is there any way to specify this at boot time? TIA from a noobee.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:06 PM   #5
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Thanks, that was useful for me too.

Is there any way to specify this at boot time? TIA from a noobee.
If your machine has lilo, when it boots to a listing of choices (linux.failsafe, windows, etc) hit the ESC key. It will then give you a boot: command. Type linux 3 and hit enter. Next time you boot it will run as normal, this is a one time method.

Also, linux 1 will take it to run level 1, which is single user. This is where you may (or may not) be able to fix a missing root password.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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irlandes, thanks for your reply. I haven't had a chance to set it up yet (It normally boots GRUB, but I'm interested in hacking LILO too). Didn't want you to think your help has been ignored.

Cheers - DaPi
 
  


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