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Old 01-31-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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How to change the runlevel from 5 to 3 before boot?


I have a default runlevel of 5 where the x-server crashes and takes no key strokes from the keyboard. I want to boot into runlevel 3 to edit xorg.conf. This is SuSE 11.3_64 with GRUB.

Anybody who knows how to tell GRUB to please comply with this from the GRUB command line (or however else)? Thanks in advance .
 
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Boot into single user mode (append "single" to the kernel command line in grub), then type "init 3" to boot to runlevel 3 (or just edit xorg.conf in single user mode)
 
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Or you could append the number 3 to the kernel command line in grub and boot directly into runlevel three.
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:32 AM   #4
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Thanks, gentlepersons . Worked exactly as stated in you individual posts, I tried both ways.

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