On Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:49:27 -0500, Mark Cudworth wrote:
> On 11/18/21 5:40 PM, John Forkosh wrote:
>> I'd rather boot into terminal mode and startx manually when I'm ready.
>> How do I change all the elilo stuff to do that?
> This isn't controlled by the boot process like you mention.
But, it /can/ be. The "append" statement (both in lilo and elilo)
passes additional parameters to the kernel, including the startup
runlevel. From /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt:
The kernel parses parameters from the kernel command line up to "--";
if it doesn't recognize a parameter and it doesn't contain a '.', the
parameter gets passed to init: parameters with '=' go into init's
environment, others are passed as command line arguments to init.
Everything after "--" is passed as an argument to init.
/If/ the elilo "append" statement had read
append="root=/dev/sda7 vga=normal ro 4"
then the kernel would have passed "4" to init, to be used as the
> You want to
> change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 4 to 3.
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