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Ariii
Apr 17, 2012, 06:33 PM
I've just switched back to OS X from Linux, after finding a copy of 10.1.5 for free for my clamshell iBook (Indigo). I've been used to, and I find logging in on just the command line without the GUI more useful in many cases. Is there any way I can do this on OS X?



Intell
Apr 17, 2012, 06:36 PM
You want single user mode: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492. If you can, you should look for a copy of 10.4 or even 10.5 for that iBook. It'll be much more usable.

Goftrey
Apr 17, 2012, 07:07 PM
look for a copy of 10.4 or even 10.5 for that iBook. It'll be much more usable.

It's a clamshell iBook. 10.4 is the latest the Indigo can run.

But yeah single user mode is the way to go.

Ariii
Apr 18, 2012, 12:09 AM
You want single user mode: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492. If you can, you should look for a copy of 10.4 or even 10.5 for that iBook. It'll be much more usable.

Oh my gosh, thank you so much!!! Could I do emacs, nano, or vi?

tayloralmond
Apr 18, 2012, 04:38 AM
You want single user mode: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492. If you can, you should look for a copy of 10.4 or even 10.5 for that iBook. It'll be much more usable.


10.4, yes...but 10.5 is G4 867MHz+ so it's a no-go with that iBook G3

Intell
Apr 18, 2012, 05:43 AM
I missed the clamshell part of his post. And Leopard can be forced onto a G3 with a few extra kexts and a bit of work, but it isn't pretty.

SuperJudge
Apr 18, 2012, 08:08 AM
Oh my gosh, thank you so much!!! Could I do emacs, nano, or vi?

All of the above are part of OS X CLI programs.