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Old 12-07-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
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boot to command line/GUI

hi all!

I have installed RedHat 8.0 in my system. It occur to me this question, if my system has GUI functionality, how do I boot into command line when I reboot? I would also like to know how to install GUI if my system has only minimal installations.

Old 12-07-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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adding the word 'single' at the end of the line 'root = /dev/hdX' in grub's menu.lst will force booting up in command line mode.
Old 12-07-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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u can directly go to command line by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 .But if u still want tat reboot option u can follow above hint.

as for installing GUI using command line

put the distro CD in to CD drive, go to /cdrom/RPMS/
there see which GUI package u want to install
i think u need to select a lot of X11 packages for a basic GUI
then type
rpm -i <package-name>

then restart

I know the above is a primitive way of doing things .Its just a suggestion.


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