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Old 08-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 19 booting to command line.

Could anyone help me with booting to the command line in Fedora Core 19. I went to /etc/inittab and read what it said but I still don't know how to do what it says.
Old 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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When you say command line I'm guessing you mean run level 3 .. now that systemd has been phased in, the traditional places to set things have been deprecated. If you read /etc/inittab you'll see what I mean, the traditional line in /etc/inittab would have been:

.. but now we don't even use it, just run the following as root:

ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/ /etc/systemd/system/
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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you could still place a 3 at the end of the kernel line in the grub2 config

manually doing this at boot still works
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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I was able to get the command line log in from kbp's post. Ran startx and worked fine. Now I have to research how to access another desktop. Will research this later when more time. Thanks again for the help!


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