22
Dec
07

Changing runlevel

Temporary (one time) change
init 5 to change to runlevel 5 or whatever runlevel you wish to change to

Permanent change
Edit /etc/inittab
Move on to the line:
id:5:initdefault: or a similar line and change to the required runlevel.

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2 Responses to “Changing runlevel”


  1. December 24, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Frankly I don’t recommend anyone edit inittab unless they really, really know what they are doing. Mistakes can render a system unbootable; and can be very inconvenient to recover from (if the system is properly secured [hahaha, they never are] it might be impossible…)

    If you can write a three page essay with at least six citations as to why you need to change the default runlevel in the first place, then I actually recommend using a configuration tool, most distributions have one.

    If you absolutely insist no not using a tool, triple check for typos.

    Funny, I rarely recommend the use of automatic tools, but this is one case where all but the most experienced should use one if at all possible.

  2. 2 graphicmist
    December 25, 2007 at 4:18 am

    changing runlevels i recommend only for advance users.


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