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Old 05-12-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
nmistry
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Question booting to command line in grub


Simple question from a newbee...

How do I boot to the command line in Redhat, I have a Grub loader but can't find details on how to change my kernal argument.

I'm new to Linux so a detailed response would be good, talk to me like a five year old, I dont mind.

Thanks
 
Old 05-12-2004, 08:48 PM   #2
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boot as normal.

become super user with the command 'su'

open the file /etc/inittab with a text editor.. ( kedit, gedit, vi, kwriter, whatever is installed)
'kedit /etc/inittab'

and look for the line that says
"id:5:initdefault:"

change it to read
"id:3:initdefault:"

next time you boot, you will be iin command line mode.



the command "startx" will load the Graphical mode again.
 
  


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