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Thread: Kubuntu 16.04 LTS: How to boot to text console?

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    Kubuntu 16.04 LTS: How to boot to text console?

    I've just upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04. I'd edited /etc/default/grub to add the word "text" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and un-commented GRUB_TERMINAL=console (not sure if this makes a difference). Then ran update-grub. This caused the console to reboot to the command line in 14.04. But after upgrading it boots to the graphical terminal. I need a command line to reconfigure network settings before I can get an ssh session. This is a VMWare virtual machine and the graphical console doesn't respond to the mouse.

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    Re: Kubuntu 16.04 LTS: How to boot to text console?

    Found the answer:

    To boot Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop without X one time, add
    Code:
    systemd.unit=multi-user.target
    to the linux command line in GRUB.
    To make this the default, use
    Code:
    sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
    To return to default booting into X, use
    Code:
    sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target
    To see the current default target,
    Code:
    sudo systemctl get-default

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