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Old 07-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #1
warp88
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Ibook freezes during boot up


Hi
Because I changed my XF86Config file (incorrectly) my Ibook g4 freezes after starting gdm. How can I prevent Linux from starting the Xserver and replace my config file?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? What changes did you make? Provide details if you want answers.

You can edit your /etc/inittab file and select to boot into the console runlevel, usually 3 on many distros (the comments in the file should indicate which runlevel for sure).

Boot into console, and make whatever changes you need. Hopefully you were smart enough to make a backup of the config file you borked.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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on boot pass cmdline to kernel:
init=/bin/sh
edit /etc/inittab, so initdefault is 3 (not 5)
/sbin/shutdown -r now
 
Old 07-03-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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I use Debian and the yaboot bootloader

@raskin: It only says: No such file ...

I could just use a live-cd, mount the hd, then replace the config file with my backup and normally reboot, couldn't I?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 09:34 AM   #5
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Ah, you have live-cd? Surely you can use backup. Most probably it will help.
 
  


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