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    Linux text mode

    Does anyone know how to start linux mandrake in text mode?

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    open up /etc/inittab and change the init default from 5 to 3.

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    should of mentioned how to fix it once in text mode
    if he didnt know how to do that, he prolly reinstalling right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JarJarBinks
    should of mentioned how to fix it once in text mode
    if he didnt know how to do that, he prolly reinstalling right now.

    open up the same file and edit it back to 5?
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    duh, but do you think he has a clue how to open the file,
    from the command line..

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    emacs -nw /etc/inittab
    vim /etc/inittab
    vi /etc/inittab
    nano /etc/inittab
    pico /etc/inittab

    ...

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    edit /etc/inittab is ok, though.....

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