I'm trying to get Ubuntu to boot directly to the console. I don't want to completely remove the GUI because I still kind of need it for training wheels sometimes, but I don't want to deal with it if I don't need it. In the past I have been able to achieve this pretty easily in previous versions by editing
/etc/default/grub, but for some reason it's not working on 15.10.
Here is my
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` #GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="text" # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...) #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef" # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only) GRUB_TERMINAL=console # The resolution used on graphical terminal # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo' #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
As you can see, I have commented out quiet splash, changed the value of
"text", and uncommented
GRUB_INIT_TUNE. However, the only thing that seems to make a difference is the quiet boot. When I add and remove the hash from that line it affects the behavior when the machine boots, so I know grub is updating when I tell it to. But no matter what I do it still loads the GUI immediately.