The following is fromthe labguide. I am running OES on a vmware box and
cannot access the shell prompt with CTRL+ALT+F1. Is there another way
around this? How am I supposed to do this on remote servers? We have 13
remote locations.

While logged in as the root user, access a shell prompt on the OES server.

Many Linux administrators don't load a graphical user interface (GUI) on
their Linux servers

and, therefore, always work through a shell prompt.

If you are running a GUI, you can access a shell prompt by pressing

IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to complete this procedure from a shell prompt
launched from within the

GUI or from