[Mageia-dev] M3 beta - where to report problems?

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Apr 8 23:31:42 CEST 2013

'Twas brillig, and Thomas Backlund at 08/04/13 13:20 did gyre and gimble:
> Frank Griffin skrev 4.4.2013 19:12:
>> On 04/04/2013 10:59 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> Not much progress.  My usual method of editing the kernel line to get
>>> a level 3 boot doesn't work - same blank (but lit) screen.  Failsafe
>>> appears to be doing better - at least I can see messages.  It reaches
>>> Reached target Multi-User
>>> Reached target Graphical Interface
>>> and there it sticks.  Does that give any clue as to what is failing,
>>> and what I need to do to rescue the system?
>> Boot a rescue disk and mount your root partition.  In
>> /etc/systemd/system you should see a symlink like:
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   36 Mar 29 11:00 default.target ->
>> /lib/systemd/system/runlevel5.target
>> Just remove this and re-symlink to /lib/systemd/system/runlevel3.target
>> and you should get a level 3 boot.
> It's actually easier than that.
> Add "systemd.unit=multi-user.target" on kernel / grub command line and
> ith will boot to runlevel 3

Or simply add a "3" onto the command line as has been the case for many
years :)

Of course I should probably discourage that seeing as "3" is pretty
meaningless in absolute terms these days! :)



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