boot time arguments to kernel... or initrd.img

Kahn Seidl mkseidl at
Mon Dec 12 15:18:09 UTC 2005

yes you can -

its easy.  when grub loads, you can edit each command line for a boot 

there will be an option with rhgb quiet in it.  should be the 2nd line.  
just add a '3' after it.


read the directions as you go.  all the buttons are on the bottom of the 


sorry, im in a rush.

>From: joao.miguel.ferreira.19740720 at
>Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at>
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>Subject: boot time arguments to kernel... or initrd.img
>Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:14:56 +0000
>I'm using grub to boot my system. I know that it is possible to pass 
>to the kernel.
>My problem: can I pass an argument to the kernel (or to initrd.img) in 
>order for
>the system to start in run level 3 (without X) instead of runlevel 5...
>(My video card is apparently not working ok in X (system crashes starting 
>but it still suports text mode. I have no other way to boot my system 
>except by
>preventing the start of X)
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