Starting ubuntu in text-mode

Neil Cherry ncherry at
Fri Sep 28 16:40:52 UTC 2007

Sauro Cesaretti wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm a new user of ubuntu.
> I've just installed ubuntu 7.04 and I'd like to set the startup in text 
> mode.
> I was thinking  to change the runlevel but I didn't find the inittab 
> file in /etc.
> What is that?
> How can I do this change?
> And which runlevel should I set to start in text mode?
> Thanks for information
> Best regards, Sauro

The 'standard' for text mode has been level 3 but I can't find the
inittab so I don't know where to start.

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