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Old 03-27-2004, 05:00 AM   #1
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fedora fedora !! need to know how to get to command line

hi, well i was using rh9 the past couple days

and then i started to think , well rh9 and fedora have the same project team almost, maybe fedora is more updated than rh9?!??!?!

( this is becuase i wnated to update my drivers but i kept getting stuck on how to update the stupid kernel. ) anyways SO I instlal fedora on my laptop

and THEN GUESS WHAT@?!??! it doenst give me the option of graphical or text..

so i get raped by that becuase i have probelms wiht my display drivers.
cant boot up to graphical without changing to vesa

i cant get into command line, and i tried edititng from linux rescue, but it wont let me freaking change the 5 to a 3 in inittab

if you guys have another method of reaching command line before it boots

that woudl help me millions!
byebey guys have a nice and wonderful day!
unless you guys are night guys like me! then have a wonderful night!
wow im being wierd sorry guys to bring thisinto this forum.

Old 03-27-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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You can change your init level within your bootloader. For LILO you press ESC then type "linux" (or whatever the name of the boot image you'd like to boot) followed by the number of the level you'd like to enter (i.e "linux 3"). For GRUB you should be able to select the boot image then press "e" to edit the boot options then append it with "single" to enter init 1 (a number to enter level 3 or whatever might work too, but not sure as I don't use GRUB anymore).
Old 03-27-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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If you are using grub then you would put at the end of the line init 3 to go into runlevel 3.
Old 03-27-2004, 01:03 PM   #4
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why not a ctrl+alt+F1 to a command line, login as root and then edit inittab?
or start a terminal and do it?

can't be that hard can it :P
Old 03-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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alright i will try those suckers

if they dont succeed!! then i will be back for more muhahahhaah

ok thanks for your input guys



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