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Old 02-15-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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Boot into / start in INIT 3

I am trying to install the Nvidia driver and I have to get to a terminal in
INIT 3. I have tried following ways of accomplish this:

* Open a terminal in Gnome, su to root and execute init 3 ... NOTHING HAPPENS

* Log out from Gnome, click "Session" and choose "Failsafe Terminal" ... BUT THEN I'M NOT IN INIT 3 ... X-SERVER IS STILL RUNNING

* Same as above but give a init 3-command at the terminal prompt ... NOTHING HAPPENS

How do I get into init 3 ????
Old 02-15-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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edit /etc/inintab and chage the runlevel to 3 there


change the 4 to 3. Save it than do an init 6 a root to reboot
Old 02-15-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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or if you're just needing to do it once, type "linux single" at bootup

Old 02-16-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
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Try login into a terminal by using Ctrl-Alt-F1 then type at the prompt init 3 this will reboot system into text mode and this is not a permant change meaning u donīt have to edit any files.



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