Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134526
server install not give graphical or text boot choice
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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Description of problem:
I presently had redhat 9 with at somepoint gave the option
of booting in graphical or text mode. (server install).
I now grabbed FC3t2 and did an install and this option was not present.
I wish to graphically install which it did, select server
as my install option, select the X window packages as I may
wish to startx manually for some other reason but I want my
machine to boot in text mode because I dont what the memory
taken up by X when running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.graphical install of FC3t2
2. Did not see menu option to boot in grpahical mode or text mode
Actual Results: Always boots in graphical mode.
I know I can edit the /etc/inittab file
but the install time selection was really nice.
This is intentional.
Intential why? I could see if a use selects a desktop install then
certainly not show the selection. However, for a server install like I
inticated I think it is perfectly reasonable to install X compenents
but not wanting to boot into X by default.
Is something wrong with my logic there?
For one thing, all X configuration is now done post-install, so
there's not a logical place to put such a switch. The thinking is
also that if you're installing a server, you'll have to configure the
service afterwards anyway and so if you really don't want to boot into
runlevel 5, you'll do it then while you're turning on and configuring