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Old 03-23-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
Dillutedmind
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Arrow How to boot in runlevel 3


can anyone here tell me how to boot into RunLevel 3?
i need to do this to install my NVIDIA Driver.

thanks
 
Old 03-23-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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You don't have to reboot to do it...

CTRL ALT F2

Then login as root and type:
init 3

You should now be in runlevel 3.

Then, do what you need to, and type:
init 5
after and you will return to runlevel 5

Other option is to edit /etc/inittab and reboot

Cool
 
Old 03-23-2003, 02:00 PM   #3
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you don't need to do it really, just su to root and run "init 3" then exit Xwindows. to actually boot to runlevel 3 though, press esc on your lilo boot screen add run "linux init 3" rather than just "linux". alternatively if it's grub ou're using, press e to edit it and do the equivelant.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 05:23 PM   #4
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alright, im still a serious noob to linux, i just got it this week, so i still suck with it. i have a friend that is really into linux so i will have him walk me through it.

thanks for your help
Justin
 
Old 05-04-2019, 07:48 AM   #5
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I just had to do something similar but in a simpler way.

calculate linux would automatically try to start up xorg server but
it was a newly compiled server that had no functional mouse and keyboard
drivers compiled yet, so I could not even do anything other than reboot.

On grub, I appended runlevel to the line containing "linux" there,
aka 1 or 2 or 3 ... this allowed me to not automatically boot up the
xorg-server. Then I could modify the files.
 
Old 05-04-2019, 05:52 PM   #6
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Code:
telinit 3
 
  


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