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?

asked May 16, 2015 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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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 May 16, 2015 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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