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on the boot menu screen, assuming you're using grub, hit esc to enter the menu, and then e to edit the current config, or just e if you see it by default, then add "3" to the line, and b for boot. this will bot you into runlevel 3 instead of 5, letting you fix whatever you need to.
The only RH distro I have run is Fedora so I don't know if this will work or not.
1.] Start your box up and as soon as you see the boot selection come u asking which kernel to boot, hit escape or anything to stop the auto selection.
2.] try and navigate to the kernel you normally boot to and strike e, enter and then 3 key to try and get the box to boot to run level 3.
3.] If this works, you should now be able to access a terminal as root.
It will just be a black screen with bash-3.1$ showing.
If so, as root, nano /etc/inittab, enter and change your run level back to 5.
In nano to save the change,,, ctrl x enter,,, y enter.
If this way doesn't get you to a terminal, hopefully someone else here knows how to boot to a terminal in RH and help you.
If not, try checking the fedora wiki or forum and most definitely someone there knows how.
Edit: Sorry for the double post. Didn't know we were both answering the question with the same response.
Last edited by windtalker10; 08-14-2009 at 12:56 PM.
I'm using RedHat Linux 9. I've made some changes in 'inittab'
file. The changes are as follow:
Here I've just omitted the runlevel number in the hope that
it would ask the user what runlevel to enter after booting.
This line was originally like this -> 'id:5:initdefault:'.
But after booting it automatically entered into runlevel 9 and
displayed a message like 'no operation is specified in this
runlevel ' and then stoped execution. From here neither could I
login nor I could change the inittab file. My bootloader is