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Red Hat Linux - Very Stupid

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I installed RH Linux and told it to start up in text mode when you boot up the computer. Is there any damn way I can change it to startup in a Graphical Login Screen? I''ve looked around a lot, but I can''t find anything. Does anybody know how to?

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You can always start your graphical mode from text mode with "startx&".

It used to be you have to be in runlevel 5 to get the graphical login. Check your /etc/inittab file.

Find an entry with initdefault.

Will probably be something like "id:3:initdefault:". Change it to "id:5:initdefault:"

Been a while since I''ve done it though, I tend to stick my Unix boxes in the back closet and turn off X.

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1) Log in as root
2) Edit /etc/inittab
3) change the default runlevel to 5, usually it''s a line like
id:3:initdefault:
change it to be
id:5:initdefault:
4) save the file and reboot

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well, i give you BOTH credit, because you both got it to work!! thank you!

ok now...

lol next question. i am trying to install Red Hat 9. I have downloaded the ISO images onto the hard drive, but now I need to make a boot disk so I can install from the hard drive. How can I make the boot disk? Can I download a boot image?

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What''s wrong with booting from the CDs you burn?

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well, i just want to install from the hard drive...

is there any way i can download an image or somehow make one?

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quote:
Original post by sab3156
is there any way i can download an image or somehow make one?

Paint will let you make images.

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