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Old 09-02-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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SuSE 8.2 - Boot help


I've been having a problem with my mouse... as soon as I boot, I go to X-windows (more correctly, it goes into runlevel 5), and my mouse gets disabled. Unfortunately, so does my keyboard.

So how do I change the runlevel at boot? I just need to boot into a console (init 3).

Can anyone help me out?

Last edited by me23; 09-12-2003 at 06:13 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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highlight 'linux' if it isn't already, then type linux 2 in the box.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:48 AM   #3
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?... where am I supposed to do this?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 04:10 AM   #4
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...when GRUB (the boot loader) comes up with the blue and white choice screen with the 8 second countdown. Hit a key to stop this, and type in the box at the bottom of the screen.

Dave
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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Hmm... I don't see a box where I can type anything in.

I'm using GRUB 0.93.

It says to press 'e' to edit the commands before booting, and 'c' for a command line.

I tried the command line, and put in both 'linux' and 'linux 2' (no quotes), it doesn't recognize either.

Hitting e brings up a screen with 2 lines, neither of which I understand (things like dma=no (may not have actually said no, but stuff like that), something about the kernel...).

I don't want to edit these without knowing what I'm doing, for fear of messing up my system.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:27 PM   #6
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can anyone help?...

or can anyone tell me how to do an interactive boot?

or a rescue disk I can use to fix my config file?

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Old 09-14-2003, 01:02 AM   #7
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anyone?

or if you know a linux distro I can put on a disk and use to edit my config files...
 
Old 09-15-2003, 11:48 PM   #8
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Or a kernel argument...?
Just some way to stop X from starting...

Please can someone help?



EDIT: Yay! I fixed it!

I edited the boot commands in GRUB, and added 'init 3'...

Thanks for your help anyways

<wanders off to toy with linux>

Last edited by me23; 09-16-2003 at 01:07 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:49 PM   #9
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Look if ALL connectors (backside) are connected right (sound in/out as well !! )
 
  


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