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I have installed United Linux.  There were three cds, but it never asked for the other two.  When it boots up it flashes the login: for a split second then goes to a blank screen.   I can boot up in 'rescue' mode and see 15 directories under root.  Any idea what happened?
It says it finished the install but I never get to a commad prompt after booting.
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by:anupnellip
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maybe your display is not configured properly . Try using ctrl+Alt+F1 key to shift screen to text mode . Login from there and reconfigure your display .
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u can change the default boot to graphics by booting in to rescue mode and then editing the
/etc/inittab file . In the default run level change  id:5:initdefault:   to   id:3:initdefault:
i.e the 5 to 3 . This will boot your system to text mode .
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by:xoxomos
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That's probably very close.  I tried booting with that kiddie Linux that's on a cdrom and got the same results.    There was a big rebate on this video card but I wasn't thinking about Linux at the time.  United Linux does recognize what kind of card it is, but maybe it just reads that info from somewhere.
Thanx
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