VMWare Tools and Ubuntu - Text mode login.

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 23:10:41 UTC 2005

On 10/3/05, Vagmi Mudumbai <vagmi.mudumbai at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running Ubuntu in my office as a VM. I need to install the VMWare
> tools package on it. But VMWare tools needs to be run outside the 'X'
> mode. How do I boot to a text only mode. My previous linux knowledge
> tells me that i need to set the runlevel in the /etc/inittab file. I
> tried setting the default runlevel's value to 3 and rebooting the
> machine. But it still loaded X and started the GDM. How do I boot to
> CUI mode?

You can't change how Ubuntu loads by changing the runlevel.

Your best bet is to do Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to shut down GDM and X.

You can then type in 'startx' to get the GUI back.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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