redhat endless cycle of trying to boot X
I have Redhat 9 which was launching fine using runlevel 5 until few days ago. I believe my hda drive got too full, and now when I boot the computer, it run through the dmesg stuff, tries to launch X, and fails. It tries to relaunch and fails, and so on, with no end in sight.
Does it ever time out so that I can get a log in prompt and change the run level? I know what to edit, the problem is I can't get there from here.
I found the documentation on Redhat 9 for changing the runlevel using GRUB. I tried and it asks for a password to access the menu. I don't recall giving GRUB a password, and both my root and user passwords don't work. I tried giving it no password, and of course, that failed. Could there be a default password?
Lastly, is there a way to kill the cycle of launch and fail from the console?