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Old 09-14-2001, 03:30 AM   #1
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runlevel option when booting

hello all...
dumb question alert....
i want to have runlevel option when booting my RH7.1 machine...usually i just use /etc/inittab to set up the default runlevel i want, but lately i think it would be really convenient if i can choose the runlevel that i want to use instead of using the default one....recently i tried to boot into single user mode, so i typed this:

boot: linux single

but got a message saying that the image wasnt available or something? i know there's a way of doing this, but i dont know how some hints or documentation would be nice...THANKS!
Old 09-14-2001, 05:16 AM   #2
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Theres another app "telinit" that lets you switch runlevels, but thats *after* youve logged in.
I never saw an option in Lilo to perform changing runlevels on boot, and even tho I think it would be possible to be mucking with changing runlevels during the init process I havent tried that.

The "linux" part you enter corresponds with the label in /etc/lilo.conf, so if there isnt a label called "linux", etc, etc.
Old 09-14-2001, 05:29 AM   #3
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I assume you're using LILO as your bootloader? Then you should be able to select the runlevel by typing linux n, where n is the number of the runlevel you want.

Of course if you've configured LILO so that it has a different label for your preferred kernel, you have to type the name of that label instead of "linux". But usually it's "linux" by default.
Old 09-14-2001, 07:26 PM   #4
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crc error

ok, have edited my lilo.conf....boot : linux single works now..only thing is,every once in a while, when i tried boot: linux 3 (to go into runlevel 3) i got crc error (system is halting)...what is this error,what does it mean?

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