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I edited my inittab to load xwindows but, i didnt have my geforce drivers on so it screws up, now i cant get back to the command line, anyone help ...
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    x windows screws up, anyway to get cmd line?


    I edited my inittab to load xwindows but, i didnt have my geforce drivers on so it screws up, now i cant get back to the command line, anyone help me out?

    thanks

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    what boot loader? You can pass the default init level to the kernel from there.

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    you can probably also switch to a virtual terminal

    CTRL+ALT+F1

    and change

    /etc/inittab back to reunlevel 3 or (more likley) fix your driver problem
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    lilo is the boat loader
    and how do i pass the default kernal from there?

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    you press

    CTRL + X

    at the lilo screen to drop to command line and

    linux init=/bin/bash

    will get you a shell, as root
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    hrm, ctrl x does not do anything, just sits there at lilo loader with prompt of

    boot:


    this is slackware by the way, if it helps

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    well i got to cmd line
    but it wont let me edit inittab its write protected

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    when you get to boot: in lilo try this. linux init=3 that should put you in a multiuser mode without x. I think the other way might have mounted / as ro which is why it would be write-protected. mount -o remount,rw / would remount that read/write so you can change inittab.

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