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Old 12-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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booting linux without x windows starting

Is there a way to boot Linux (Ubuntu 5.10) without x (graphics) starting? Maybe there is a key to hold down or a config file that will do it.
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On a different thread, it was discovered that you could add "INIT 3" to the boot commands to make the system boot into runlevel 3 (full multiuser network environment without XWindows). You could also add this to your bootloader (lilo or grub), to make it an available option.

If you want a permanent solution, edit /etc/inittab, and thange the following line:


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