I have installed a server install from the server install CD.
Then I installed ubuntu-desktop. [PLEASE - I have read many of the threads where those who would install a GUI on their servers are considered untouchable Philistines (to mix metaphors) and deserve to be summarily executed. A repetition of those sentiments here will not be useful.]
What I would like to do is to set up a menu choice that upon booting up, I can have the choice to a)boot into a CLI, or b)boot into the desktop. I remember a few years ago when I built a Gentoo box we had such a menu. [And YES, I even did a stage 1 install.] But I cannot find in Ubuntu a way to do the same.
Can someone please point me to a way to do this? [Design the menu choice, that is. I have NO DESIRE to do a stage 1 optimization of the Ubuntu kernel.]
[I think the menu would be done through the /boot/grub/menu.lst by commenting out the "quiet" command, lengthening the wait interval, and adding the start command for /bin/bash, but I could be wrong]
Thanks for your help