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Old 05-26-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Need to disable graphical login before booting

I need to find a way to force redhat linux 9 w/grub boot loader to boot to the text-based login screen. Otherwise, my screen goes black when the graphical login screen should come up. I have read other posts suggesting I edit various files, but I cannot get into linux yet, and I can't figure out how to edit a file in Grub. Any suggestions?

Old 05-26-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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as the grub menu comes up press 'e' for edit . it should give you a boot prompt select the kernel and at the end type single after a single space.

this should boot you into singel user mode. you can then edit /etc/inittab and change to run level 3


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