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Old 06-08-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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Starting without X without Failsafe


I have just upgraded to the new suse 10.1 from one of the previous RC versions. (fresh full install).

However, when booting into failsafe to install the nvidia driver the boot gets stuck in a terrible loop. The kernel continues to load and unload the second scsi nv_device over and over.

currently i plan on reporting this bug to the OpenSuse team. however, until then is there a way i can boot normally without starting X in suse 10.1? Is there a way to add special boot option to grub?

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2006, 02:03 AM   #2
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Can you boot normally, and from a root shell enter "init S" or "init 1".

Also, would init level 3 be good enough for what you want to do?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
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At the grub prompt, type "e" to edit the normal boot option, then select the "kernel" line, press "e" to edit again, and add "3" to the end of the command line. Press <enter> to save (temporarily in memory only), and "b" to boot. It will leave you at a console login with no X running.

BTW: It was one of the cellhpone companies (Verizon or Cingular) that was trying to patent the smiley.

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Old 06-08-2006, 02:24 AM   #4
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I took a look at the startup scripts for single user mode.
Code:
 case "$1" in     start)         if test -n "$KBD_RATE" -a -n "$KBD_DELAY" -a -x /sbin/kbdrate; then             echo Setting keyboard repeat rate and delay time             /sbin/kbdrate -r $KBD_RATE -d $KBD_DELAY             rc_status -v1         fi         echo "Sending all processes the TERM signal..."         killall5 -15         echo -e "$rc_done_up"         sleep 3         echo "Sending all processes the KILL signal..."         killall5 -9         echo -e "$rc_done_up"         #         # If we're not in single user mode we should go down there.         #         if test -n "$RUNLEVEL" -a "$RUNLEVEL" != "S" ; then             exec init S         fi
If RUNLEVEL is a non-empty string but not equal to "S", then exec init S is called which will run this same script again. However, I don't know if it is possible for RUNLEVEL to have a value other than S if S is your initial runlevel.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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I read that Microsoft is also trying to patent emoticons now. It also was reported in a TWiT episode.
 
  


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