How to bootup to a command prompt.....EASY!

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Aug 30 20:08:43 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 15:33 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at> wrote:
> > On 30 August 2010 20:07, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at> wrote:
> >>
> >> If you want to bootup to a command prompt, remove the following lines
> >> from your /etc/init/gdm.conf file, and reboot. To get your GUI, run
> >> can use your Ubuntu boot CD to go to rescue and restore the file.
> >
> > I'm not sure what's the point of this. To get to a konsole, hit
> > CTRL-ALT-F1. To restart the running X11 sessions, simply invoke "sudo
> > /etc/init.d/gdm restart". If everything is stuck and you want a reboot
> > in a reasonable harmless, follow the alt-sysreq+REISUB method.
> Fred's post was an interesting/entertaining way of creating the
> equivalent of a CentOS/Fedora/RHEL runlevel 3 default boot.

THAT is one thing I miss. Just "init 3" and there you are. Clean, simple
and easy peasy. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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