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Old 01-17-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
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Boot in text mode


Hi normally my linux box boots in graphic mode (Gnome) however i was testing software that does not allow you to start graphic modes. However by default my log in area where i can choose which type to desktop i want to use wont load. and system crashes.. is there away i can force to boot and log into my system without graphic? (i can log to text mode in safe mode but cant su)

well any points would help out a lot

thanks

FC2
 
Old 01-17-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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you have to edit /etc/inittab at the line:

id:NUM:initdefault:

change NUM to 3
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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i found that somewhere but my main problem is that im trying to boot into text via rescue mode.

once in i try to su but i do not understand it very much.. what im trying is as follows


su -i (blank for root) ||password|| <enter>
> (i do not understand what it wants here)

problem is i cant edit the file till i have root access.

thanks for your help so far though =)
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:11 AM   #4
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ok

After doing a quick whoami i find out im in root/

nice, not when i

nano the file it gives me a blank page?

any clue what i should do?
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:17 AM   #5
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nano should, but if you:
nano -w /etc/inittab

Or whatever, it should bring up the file.

Cool
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:20 AM   #6
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so freaking odd

still nothing, are we sure the file is located there in FC2?

not sure but when i open it i get nothing


i tried

nano /etc/inittab (and just a blank file)
nano -w /etc/inittab (just blank screen)

??

Last edited by Fredstar; 01-17-2005 at 03:24 AM.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:29 AM   #7
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Locate it

locate inittab

Cool
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:31 AM   #8
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the problem was when i first started off with text mode i never chroot my mnt..


but i got it to work now,!! =)

thank you, your help was major

now to the fun thing, learning linux command
 
  


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