How do I boot into command line mode in GRUB, so that one can configure xfree86 and the video drivers?

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Booting into command line mode can be done in two ways:

  1. Booting into single user mode

    To boot into single user mode press the 'e' key when the grub prompt is presented to enable editing mode. Append the letter S to the kernel command line (case sensitive). Press enter to commit the change and then press b to continue booting th...

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