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Old 01-06-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Multiple boot choices in Mandrake 10.1

Hi, I'm new here, just got Mandrake 10.1 installed I have worked with older versions of red hat in the past, and AIX at work (IBM) I got a question though, I've installed Mandrake and use KDE as the main desktop environment, however, I want to become more farmiliar with the Command line of Mandrake, I know I can use Konsole as a command line but how can I boot up my box so I can have it offer me a choice of whether or not I can use "KDE" or "The Command Line only" ya know what I am saying, I would like to experience using both. someone told me how to do it once, but it was pretty vague what he said and I cannot really remember. any help provided is appreciated thanks!!
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Either use the Mandrake Control Center to not boot into a graphical login, or edit /etc/inittab and change the 5 to a 3 as explained
Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrakelinux are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Then when you boot login and use startx to get to a gui. Or as root use telinit 5 or service dm start
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Thanks, I really appreciate your help!


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