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Old 10-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
ChrisPetra
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Switching Linux to multimode


Hy!
I have Fedora 11 ,I created an user account whe I installed Fedora,I setted a password for root.Fedora started in graphic mode,but I need to work in terminal.I tried to login as root,but it doesn't allow me to.As user I cannot change etc/inittab file so that the system turn to multimode. I have no idea what I've done wrong.Please,give me an advice.What should I do to turn my fedora to level-3 (instead of 5 ).
 
Old 10-08-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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the only thing you did wrong was not to read the fedora documentation .
the root login was DISABLED in fedora 10 .
you need to use " su -" in the terminal .
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 10-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Hy!
I have Fedora 11 ,I created an user account whe I installed Fedora,I setted a password for root.Fedora started in graphic mode,but I need to work in terminal.I tried to login as root,but it doesn't allow me to.As user I cannot change etc/inittab file so that the system turn to multimode. I have no idea what I've done wrong.Please,give me an advice.What should I do to turn my fedora to level-3 (instead of 5 ).
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As user I cannot change etc/inittab file so that the system turn to multimode.
You don't need to log in as root, you only need to invoke "sudo". Like this:

Code:
$ sudo kwrite /etc/inittab
Change this line:

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
To this:

Code:
id:3:initdefault:
And reboot your machine.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
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lutusp "sudo" is NOT SET UP by default in fedora it also is a security hole

Use the commands " su " and " su - "
 
Old 10-09-2009, 03:15 AM   #6
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What you could do in order to get a one time non-graphical login: When grub starts, go to the entry you want to boot and hit 'e', which should display the menu.lst configuration of this entry. Go to the "kernel" line and hit 'e' again to edit it. Just add a '3' (without the quotation marks) to the end of the line. Hit Enter and then press 'b' to boot. Et voila, runlevel 3

This only works once btw, once you reboot you'll go back to runlevel 5. So if you want a console login more than once in a row, you're better off editing /etc/inittab as shown above.

-A

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