How to configure systemd to boot Linux to console mode (runlevel 3)?

How to configure Linux (am using Fedora 21) managed by systemd to boot to console (init 3) mode?

systemd has the concept of targets as a more flexible replacement for runlevels in sysvinit.

Runlevel 3 is emulated by is a symbolic link to

You can switch to ‘runlevel 3’ by running

# systemctl isolate 

Another option is to use kernel command line arguments.

On boot, systemd activates the target unit whose job is to activate services and other units by pulling them in via dependencies. systemd parses its own kernel command line argument systemd.unit=.

This may be used to temporarily boot into the boot unit:
Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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