Boot LinuxMint Debian (LMDE) in Console/Text/Terminal at Start-Up

Boot LinuxMint Debian (LMDE) in Console/Text/Terminal at start up:

Edit /etc/default/grub to boot LinuxMint Debian into console mode, You shouldn't just sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg and put "text" there, there's a big warning against it at the top of the file.

The right way is to:
$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub

So if it looked like:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" have to change it to:


update grub

$ sudo update-grub

And reboot.

This method is preferred over disabling a service, since it's what it should be: editing one line in a configuration file. The same process can be repeated, and, if you want, startx will bring you to the user graphical interface while in text mode.

To return to normal, of course, just edit the file again and update-grub.


- The $ sign at the start of the command is to signify the terminal's prompt, no need to type this in
- Doesn't seem to work in Vanilla Debian Sid (Unstable) do not use this unless you want to never boot in X/GUI, if you ever did do this, you can fix it by changing the grub defaults in CLI, then update-grub and restart.


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