Fedora 8 stop gui and go to command line

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a virtualized fedora 8 installation. It boots to theGUIi and I do not have a mouse or network connection. I have files that I can install to supposidly correct the situation but I cannot install them because I cannot get to a command line. Tabbing does not help when I get to the GUI after login.

Does anyone know how to get to a command line in the GUI from the keyboard or stop the GUI load while booting up. Or know how to get fedora to install in a usable condition.
Question by:jimmylew52
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    you meant Vmware tools ??

    normally from GuIl to commadn line we go


    but I guess you have install in vmware software, so you can try ctrl+alt+f1, but porblem is, you need to click on vmware page first to make it active then have to press ctrl+alt+f1

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    That got me to a grub command line but now how do I get to the os command line?
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    what do you meant grub command line ?? you only get gui command line if your Os is not working properly

    do you see Gui interface ???
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    Found what I needed. If I wait until the GUI logon screen appears and do the

    CNTRL-ALT-F1 I get a command prompt

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