Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19885
Xconfigurator changes runlevel to 7 instead of 5
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:37:02 EDT
I have just installed the brand new RedHat 7.0 on my Notebook. The
installation went fine. When I executed Xconfigurator to change my video
settings I chose to let Xconf change the default startup runlevel to
Xconfigurator changed the runlevel to 7 instead of 5 so that after every
following boot my NB went to halt right at the beginning.
This one's another example of what happens when people change low-priority
variables (e.g. such an un-important thing like a startup runlevel)... :-)
P.S. is there any chance to boot a system that starts with runlevel 7?
Thanks for your answer and a patch...
There is no codepath which could give you runlevel 7 - it just isn't possible:
if (rc & STARTX)
state->runLevel = 5;
state->runLevel = 3;
(and there is one other codepath touching it for kickstart, much the same way).
Anyway, to choose runlevel 3 on boot type "linux 3" at the boot prompt.
Another option would be to use the Red Hat Linux CD in rescue mode.