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Here is a short explanation as it's found on a MDK10 System.
They are of course also applicable to any (?) other Linux System..
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrake Linux are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
as you may have noticed, I have set the default zu 5, which will start my computer with a GUI and I can logon graphically.
Would I have set it to 3 (id:3:initdefault my Pc yould work exactly the same EXCEPT it doesnot start the GUI at boot time.
interstingly, if his default runlevel was already 3, he should have a non-gui startup. but since i'm not familiar with MDK 8.2, maybe the runlevels are different? evilchild, just read the explanation above that line and compare with the info santigue gave you. full multiuser mode might be the one you're looking for. for gui, choose X11.
hope that helps
I just had an idea...
since he wrote that he has defined runlevel 3 and still has a "graphical bootup" i was wondering if I understood correctly...
a) we are talking about the *graphical bootup* as what happens after LILO sends the command(s) to boot the system....
...you know...the BlueMDK Background with whatever it says.....while the system boots....(init etc.)
b) we are talking about the "graphical bootup" as we talk about runlevel 5.....lets say...the automatic start of the xserver.....AFTER 'a' has finished....
thought my question would fit under this topic the best.
How to disable the graphical bootup process (I don't mean runlevel 5, where it starts to X, I mean the graphical boot itself)? I just hate it, but the Mandrake 10 enabled it by default and never even asked if I want the text-only boot.
I wonder if this can be done from /etc/lilo.conf?
edit: Forgot to say that drakboot --splash (the Mandrake graphical tool) does NOT disable the graphical boot, I guess it's a bug in the program. So I need to do this MANUALLY. And this same thing happens on 3 computers.
Originally posted by bopo119 [*]Change to GRUB bootloader - pretty text based[*]LILO with graphical boot[*]LILO with text boot
I can change the bootloader to textmode (GRUB/LILO), but I mean the booting process itself. Even if I switch the bootloader to text-only, after the bootloader-menu/text, the booting process starts with the graphical Mandrake background picture again.
I think the installation program only asks about the graphical boot in the "expert"-mode. I went through all screens so carefully, because I really wanted to disable the graphical boot. If the question was somewhere there, it was VERY well hidden (I was especially looking for it from the "summary"-screen).
there in mandrake contror center/boot options edit lilo-graphic. In advanced options select some frame buffer theme option, it would give you 2 options: lilo themes (if you have some already installed) and splash themes: select none at this option which is the one you want to disable.
Or as OmniXBro posted, select a non frame buffer option.
This in what i remember, maybe the locations are not quite exactly as i told you, since i'm not right at my mdk pc
hope this helps
Last edited by RockmanExe; 04-15-2004 at 04:26 PM.