Booting to text mode
hayesstw at telkomsa.net
Sat Feb 5 11:27:22 UTC 2011
On 4 Feb 2011 at 23:45, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> > - Side question: There must be a way to boot into text mode (other
> > runlevel). How can I achieve that? -
> Yes, there is. At the Grub screen (before it times out and autoboots),
> select the kernel you want to boot from the list, and hit the "e" key to
> edit the configuration. From the list of directives, find the kernel line
> with the arrow keys, and select "e" again to edit that line. Go to the end,
> and add a " 3" (thats a space and a 3) to the end of the line.
> I think you might have to hit the enter key when you are done editing,
> then select "b" to boot the changed entry. When it does, you should boot into
> text mode. You should then be able to login through the command line prompt
> and edit what you need to.
Is it possible to set up the Grub screen to allow a choice to boot into
either text or graphics mode?
And then, having booted into text mode, to load the GUI later?
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