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How to stop X from starting?
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Aug 2005, 05:19    Post subject:  How to stop X from starting?  

Hi, I've been struggling to get Puppy working on an old Toshiba Tecra for which we've lost the removable CD-ROM drive. It has a USB port but won't boot from it but I've managed to get Puppy to boot from the hard drive but it hangs at the prompt "Starting X with video mode..."

Is there a way to drop out to the # prompt before getting to the 'Starting X' stage?

Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3 gives a terminal screen with no prompt which doesn't respond to commands.

The PC has 128MB RAM and a Mobile Pentium II 400. It's the latest version of Chubby Puppy.

Thanks Mark B.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Aug 2005, 05:27    Post subject:  

OK..

Delete\rename your pup001 file.

When puppy boots and it gets to the screen where it asks for your keyboard just press ctrl-c

then

#mp /etc/profile

and change

xwin

to

#xwin

reboot and you'll go straight to the command prompt
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2005, 05:32    Post subject: How to stop X from starting  

Many thanks for your prompt reply Bladehunter.

That's got me a bit further and I've detailed the next stage of my problems on a new post here;
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=1771

Thanks again MarkB.
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