Timothy Murphy wrote: > Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > >>> I ran preupgrade-cli on my F-8 machine, choosing F-10 to upgrade to. >>> This worked fine, finding some 800 packages to update. >>> But when it ended and I re-booted, >>> the upgrade system failed at the graphics stage. >>> >>> After various failed attempts, I got the new system to install >>> by using Knoppix to change >>> the level 5 setting in /etc/inittab to 3 (text mode). >>> by appending "xdriver=vesa" to the kernel line. >> You can edit the Grub entry for one boot and boot into run level 3 >> with out having to go this route. This has been covered here may >> times, and is covered in the Grub info page. Look for "Editing a >> menu entry". > > Well, I had to use Knoppix or something like it > to get into the machine at all, > so I am not sure editing the grub entry would have been any easier. > Preupgrade, incidentally, removed all grub entries > except its own and Windows XP; > it almost seems prejudiced against Linux. > You can edit thing at the Grub menu, before you boot an operating system. Hit a key to get the menu if it is not displayed, highlite the menu entry, and hit e to edit... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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