init problem with Intrepid

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Oct 30 14:14:46 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Or, at the grub prompt edit the kernel= line in grub and add '3' (minus 
>> quotes) to the end.
> that won't work in Unbutu since init was replaced with Upstart.  (Unless
> you hack the start-up scripts to check for runlevel in the boot
> parameters, but by default, Ubuntu only checks for single user mode.

Seriously?  Even on F9 that works and it uses Upstart.  Good Lord, so is 
there ANY way to drop to a certain RL from grub WITHOUT having a rescue 
CD?  (Besides, single user mode.)

Wow, Ubuntu really is turning into Windows.

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