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Old 12-23-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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boot to pure console no x server

I'm running redhat 9, i want to install the nvidia 3d drivers for my card, but can't work out how to boot to a command line as i can't have x running when i do the installation. Any ideas?


also, how do i get it to boot with numlock on?
Old 12-23-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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ok, i have found that i can do this by editing the /etc/innittab file to boot in to text mode, but before i do this, how do i edit files from the console so that i can change it back?
Old 12-23-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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I use nano su to root
then nano -w (path to file you want to edit)
ctrl o then enter to save and ctrl x to exit here is a great guide;
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Use an editor like vi, vim, pico, nano, etc, etc
Old 12-23-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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got it sorted thanks. seemed obvious when i did it to just startx and use an editor in there. thanks.
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going to X just to edit files is certainly a novel approach


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