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Old 04-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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trouble with grub config

howdy! I am trying to add another entry to my menu.lst for grub. basicaly my system loads KDE by default, and I would like to add a grub menu choice that boots directly to the command line without loading any X services. how would I go about doing that?

my current entrys are:

Title Debian GNU/Linux, Kernel 2.6.12
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 ro ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img

title Debian GNU/Linux, Kernel memtest86
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86.bin

title Windows 2k/XP/2003 (hda1) [Default]
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

and before ya ask, this is on a laptop that doesnt like linux very much, hence the somewhat odd boot options..



Old 04-14-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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Just add " 3" (space 3 without the quotes) to the end of the kernel line.
Old 04-14-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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thanks! thats what I needed


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