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Old 08-13-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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inittab


Mandrake 10.

I was editing my inittab to update my nVidia drivers. I wanted to shutdown X on startup.

Noticed that the //comment section said do not change your init to 0 halt!

Curiosity killed the cat...I knew what it was going to do, but wanted to see it work....or not work i guess.

Well, now my Mandrake box boots up and halts. Like it said it would....
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How could I gain access to change the init to back to 5?


On another drive, i have Suse 9.1 loaded and it boots up fine.

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Old 08-13-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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some people just don't believe what they read............
you don't set the runlevel to "0" or "6"

you will need to boot up with a "live CD" like knoppix or CD #2 of the Slackware set so you can edit /etc/inittab
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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Boot up SuSE or use the 1st Mandrake Install CD and boot to rescue mode. Mount the Mandrake root partition and edit the inittab file.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 10:01 AM   #4
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What was weird is, the Mandrake root partition is mounted in SuSE. But I can't see any directories...

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