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Old 05-12-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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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.

Old 05-12-2004, 09:48 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

change it to read

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

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


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