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Old 02-11-2011, 06:41 AM   #1
PhilR60
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RHEL6 - Stop booting to the GUI


I loaded RHEL6 (first time ever loading it) and it would boot to the cmd line. I changed /etc/inittab to boot to GUI, now it freezes. I want to change it back, but do not know how to stop the boot process so I can get to the cmd line to re-edit inittab. I'm working in VMware vCenter.

Thanks,
Phil
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #2
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Boot into single user mode at the grub menu. If your grub menu doesn't have a "failsafe" or "single user" mode entry already, then in grub, edit the "kernel" line to append the word "single" and boot it.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:49 AM   #3
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How? When I restart this VM it takes me right into RHEL6 screen that only allows one of 5 selections. Thanks.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
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Hey PhilR60 !
Did you download the 30-day trial ?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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interrupt the grub countdown. There are editing directions at the bottom:
make sure the first kernel is highlighted. 'e' for edit. arrow to the 'kernel' line. 'e' for edit. append 'single' at the end of the line (after a space). 'enter' to accept. 'b' to boot.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
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No...I didn't do the trial because our company registered it.

Thanks for all the help, it's up and running again.
 
  


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