how to boot/run in text console only

Alan Pope alan at
Thu Sep 29 13:53:49 UTC 2011

On 29 September 2011 14:40, compdoc <compdoc at> wrote:
>>I've attempted to make an ubuntu install an all text console machine
>>by removing as much of xorg as seemed to need it.
> Seems a lot of work. Is there some reason you don't just use the server
> version of Ubuntu? No desktop is installed, I believe.

The alternate and server CDs have an option to do a minimal install. I
think you can choose it from the boot screen after the "Person equals
keyboard" thing appears.


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