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When I finished a fresh installation of Mandrake 10.1 official, I have got this message when I booted the Machine : (( Here are the entries on your boot menu ...
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    Boot menu and its options (Linux, Linux-nonfb, Fail Safe)


    When I finished a fresh installation of Mandrake 10.1 official, I have got this message when I booted the Machine :

    ((Here are the entries on your boot menu so far.

    You can create additional entries or change the existing ones.

    Linux (/boot/vmlinuz)*

    Linux-nonfb (/boot/vmlinuz)

    Fail safe (/boot/vmlinuz)

    Windows (/dev/hda1)

    Windows1 (/dev/hdb1) ))


    I chose option 2 (Linux-nonfb (/boot/vmlinuz) ),,,I found nothing.

    Is this what suppose to be ?

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    no frame buffer, basically it disables gfx etc
    you can remove them in by commenting them out in /boot/grub/grub.conf

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    You should just go to "Linux".

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxuser40351
    You should just go to "Linux".
    i think he is aware, he was just curious

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    i think he is aware, he was just curious
    Yes you are right.

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    you can remove them in by commenting them out in /boot/grub/grub.conf
    Then why it has been put in the menu list ?

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    They're kind of like quick access to the Linux equivalent of safe mode. If you kill something and cannot start an x server you can use nonfb to boot straight to the command line and fix the problem from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxuser40351
    They're kind of like quick access to the Linux equivalent of safe mode. If you kill something and cannot start an x server you can use nonfb to boot straight to the command line and fix the problem from there.
    why would you need to?
    you would be able to go to a vt
    ie.
    ctrl+alt+f2

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    Then why it has been put in the menu list ?


    ctrl+alt+f2
    Can we use it for all linux flavour ?

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    Thanks

    i think this is very helpful but i dont find failsafe mode

    please give the help on how to start the computer in failsafe mode

    any one

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