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Old 05-20-2010, 05:03 AM   #1
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Linux distros wich has a "text mode" option at initialization

Hello! I've found myseft as a Linux enthusiast a couple of days ago

After trying many diferent LiveCD Distros I found one that is pretty perfect for me, the SLAX one, especially because it gives me the option to start directly on a command line mode (wich is what I'm focusing now).

So I'm wondering what others distros have this option at startup. I guess Slackware has this too right? Can you sugest any other distro with that option?

Thanks very much!
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How does the answer of ALL distros grab you

The starting runlevel is generally controlled by the file - /etc/inittab (different on some distros)

Also in general, setting the 'X' in the following line to a '3' will be to the command prompt and to '5' will be a GUI environment of some description:
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Any distro can do that. You just have to edit your boot menu. It's usually in either /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/lilo.conf depending on the bootloader you use (grub or lilo, usually). If you let us know which boot loader do you use and / or you paste here your boot configuration file we can tell you the changes you need to do to add such option to your boot menu.


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