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Old 02-13-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
polemon
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runlevel 3 while startup?


Hi!

I need to get to runlevel 3 while the system is booting, since system crashes when I try to start X.

I had to install Fedora Core 4 in text mode, but after installation, it tryes to go straigt to Runlevel 5.

Now, I basically need to "stop booting" at runlevel 3, before it gets any further to install the nVidia drivers, I hope to solve the problem that way...

So: How do I get to Runlevel 3 while my system is booting?

--polemon
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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edit the file
/etc/inittab

change the number in this line.

id:5:initdefault:

reboot.

To change from init 5 to init 3 while the system is loaded, from a ctrl-alt-F[1-6] terminals type init 3.

Your post is a bit confusing because if you are installing the nvidia driver you want to be in init 3.

Last edited by accessrichard; 02-13-2006 at 04:49 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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hit escape and use something like

linux 3

at the lilo prompt... Not sure about grub...
 
Old 02-13-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Quote:
Not sure about grub...
At the graphical grub screen press e,

then press down to the kernel line, press e again and then type the runlevel, e.g. 3, at the end of the line.

Last edited by accessrichard; 02-13-2006 at 05:44 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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Cool, thank you!

I'm gonna try that right now!

-----

What I ment was:

After installation, the system boots straigt to runlevel 5.
This doesn't work for me, the system hangs there.

so I need to boot to runlevel 3 WITHOUT editing inittab first.

--polemon

Last edited by polemon; 02-13-2006 at 07:16 PM.
 
  


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