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Can someone help me install the "Vmware tools" on Red Hat 9 through VMware Workstation 4? Ok I'm only 15 this is my first experience with linux. When I start my Red Hat 9 it starts up and takes me automatically to the graphical login page, how do I log into text mode/make it run in text mode? As stated here. Do you like push F5 at start-up or something, to enter text mode(kinda like how in windows you can push F5 or something to enter dos)I doubt it cause i hear linux and windows are like totally opposites?

-Aric :D

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You can configure the Lilo or Grub to start you system in Graphic or Text mode.

Also, in start time, if you have a graphical interface probably you have a menu with the text option there, if not on boot time you have a short interval to type "text" and the system will start on text mode.

Also, you can start on graphical mode and alteernate for many text other sessions. Just type CTRL+ALT+F1 of F2 or F3, each one is an independent work space. To bak to graphical CTRL+ALT+F7.

Look at VMWare home page for documentation.

Good luck and Hapy Holidays,

Eduardo

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Although this link deals with the issue from the other way around (that is, getting your system to boot into the GUI when it normally boots to the text/command prompt level), it should give you some insight into how to configure your system to boot into the mode (runlevel) you desire.

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Log in as root and then edit this file: /etc/inittab.

Find this line: id:5:initdefault
change it to: id:3:initdefault

reboot

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