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Old 04-26-2019, 01:03 AM   #1
shai-hulud
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How to add terminal mode booting to boot entry without modification of /etc/inittab


Hello.

I'm a newbie on Linux and Slackware.
My default runlevel is 4, grahpical login.
I would like to know how to add terminal login to boot entry like edit /etc/lilo.conf so that I can choose options before booting.
I'm not sure if I can make it as I modify /etc/inittab

*. Slackware version: 14.2 64bit.
 
Old 04-26-2019, 01:27 AM   #2
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hi shai-hulud, welcome to LQ!

you use a default runlevel of 4 and let's say your lilo.conf entry is something like
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/vda1
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  label = Linux
  read-only
you can append the runlevel to the lilo command line either manually (at the lilo prompt boot with "Linux 3") or creating another option like
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/vda1
  append=" 3"
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  label = Linux_console
  read-only
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:50 AM   #3
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you can append the runlevel to the lilo command line either manually (at the lilo prompt boot with "Linux 3") or creating another option like
Perhaps this could be the default in future Slackware releases.
 
Old 04-26-2019, 09:09 AM   #4
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Perhaps this could be the default in future Slackware releases.
I thought it already was.
 
Old 04-26-2019, 11:51 AM   #5
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I thought it already was.
Of course, it is. I have been using an append of "4" for many years to boot into X & no append to boot to command line. Works great & doesn't involve modifying /etc/inittab.
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:30 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ponce View Post
hi shai-hulud, welcome to LQ!

you use a default runlevel of 4 and let's say your lilo.conf entry is something like
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/vda1
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  label = Linux
  read-only
you can append the runlevel to the lilo command line either manually (at the lilo prompt boot with "Linux 3") or creating another option like
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/vda1
  append=" 3"
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  label = Linux_console
  read-only
It is exactly what I'm looking for. Many Thanks!
 
  


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