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Re: xdm starting, but not configured

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 12:10:58AM -0400, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 04:04:47PM -0400, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> >> Pigeon wrote:
> >> > Don't forget Ctrl-Alt-F[1..6] to get from your garbled X screen to a
> >> > console.
> >>
> >> Tried that, no dice. So i re-installed. I'm so impatient, eh?
> >
> > Ack, my apologies - I should have mentioned that there's a shell
> > option on the install disk from which you could have disabled your xdm
> > login. Go as if to install; on the screen with the scrollable menu
> > that the installation process walks you through, scroll down the menu
> > and somewhere near the bottom you'll find "Execute a Shell". So you
> > just go straight to that without doing any installing, and you can
> > then mount your HDs by hand and edit the init scripts or whatever.
> Tried that too. But when I tried to mount / the files from /etc were
> missing so I couldn't reconfigure it to not start xdm. I guess it thought
> that the CD's files were etc? I'm not sure, but I did try that route.

Further to my previous reply on this subject: note that the message
you get when you Execute the Shell, about your root filesystem being
mounted on /target, is not true in the general case.


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