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Re: Lenny boot hangs on Sun Ultra 5

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:49:42PM +0300, Vladimir R wrote:
> On Saturday, January 30, 2010 5:55 PM Jurij Smakov wrote:
> >The easiest is probably to not select the 'Desktop system' at the 
> >package selection screen during installation. If you only select 
> >'Standard system' and uncheck everything else, it should not install 
> >the graphical environment. 
> >
> Is there a way to change existing installation, not reinstalling it?
> To boot in single user mode and mpdify some configuration files?
> Or, if booting single user mode is not possible, boot installation CD,
> and mount hard disk to change configuration files.
> I don't want to remove graphical environment, I want to have a possibility
> to run desktop session on remote X server.

Try entering

Linux init=/bin/sh

at the SILO prompt, that should drop you into a root shell after the 
initialization done by initrd is done. You can also do it from the 
installer CD, just perform all steps until partitioning (to ensure 
that the disks are detected), then choose 'Back' option until you get 
to the main installer menu, and choose 'Start shell' option from 

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
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