Donedge Donedge - 1 month ago 11
Linux Question

Can't load to Boot into Text Mode / Console / Command Line even do I have changed the grub

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Server. I'm new to linux so decided to install Gnome.

sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install

I still want to boot to command prompt.. So I tried to update the grub file.

I followed all the steps:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

edit the grub see below: and after i did: sudo update-grub
after I rebooted, but still continue to boot to the gui...

Please help!

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=2
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="text"**

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

Answer

I think you want

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

and

sudo systemctl enable multi-user.target --force
sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target

See this answer to this question

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