How to make Ubuntu Linux boot to text mode?

My Ubuntu boots to GUI mode by default. How to make Ubuntu Linux boot to text mode?

asked Sep 19, 2016 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

1 Answer

If you are using Ubuntu older than 16 such as Ubuntu 14.04:

  1. Edit /etc/default/grub
    Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=... to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="text".

  2. Backup your old grub config
    `$ sudo cp -n /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak-date +%s `

  3. Update grub
    $ sudo update-grub

If you are using Ubuntu 16.04 which uses systemd, please follow this tutorial:

How to Change Systemd Boot Target on Linux

answered Sep 20, 2016 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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