Grub entry to start without X

Corné Beerse cbeerse at
Wed Jun 16 11:21:24 UTC 2004

srb wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to add a choice in Grub to start Fedora without X (just
> command prompt)?
> Thanks!
> - - s r b - -
> /mnt/this!

With or without X11 is most times a change of runleven. Mist linux distro's have 
runlevel 3 for text only and runlevel 5 for X11.

Hence, while booting, add "init=3" (or just "3"?) to the boot-commandline for 
text-only. For X11 it is "init=5" (or just "5").

You can add grub entries (/boot/grub/grub.conf) that specify the runlevel

You can edit /etc/inittab to change the default runlevel.


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