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Old 04-04-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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Booting to command prompt in RedHat 9

Hi everyone

Im sure this is basic stuff but how do you stop RH9 loading up the X windows(GNOME etc) and just booting to a command prompt??

Also how once you are at a command prompt do you get back into X Windows.

I think it is done by setting the runlevel to 3 but i dont know how to do this.

Help be appreciated.
Old 04-04-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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As root (using su), edit /etc/inittab to change the default runlevel to 3. Or, press ctl-alt-Fn (where n is a number from 1 to 12) and switch to a console.


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