[CentOS] INIT 5 and system is gone

Paul Schoonderwoerd paul at pollux-it.nl
Mon Jun 30 14:48:20 UTC 2008

On Monday 30 June 2008 16:33:32 Robert Moskowitz wrote:

> Is there an option that I can edit into the kernel command at boot time
> to init in 3?  And then what do I try?
> If I have to reload Centos, I have to pull the drive, put it into
> another system, install there, etc.  Not my idea of a fun day....

In the grub system menu you can type e for edit and append a 3 on the line 
that starts with 'kernel'. Then type b to boot this entry and it should boot 
in runlevel 3. Then change back the inittab and try startx to start Xwindows. 
If that fails look in the X logfile for the reason.

Paul Schoonderwoerd
Pollux IT - Open Source oplossingen & Netwerk beveiliging

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