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    A student that needs help!!!


    I need someones help to tell me how to set up my system to boot into multiuser/network mode but not start the GUI interface. Any help would be great.

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    When you install the OS, look for a default runlevel, it will probably say it wants to set it to level 5.
    You will want to set this to level 3.
    If you don't see this during the install, open a terminal/console, type "su" then you will be asked for your root password.
    Now do
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    vi /etc/inittab
    Hit " i " to bring you to INSERT mode, look for the line where it says the initdefault is 4 or 5, change that to a 3, hit ESC, then type "ZZ" to quit and save your work.
    Hope this helps.
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