Ubuntu – How to start in CLI mode using a special boot parameter for the Live CD

command linelive-cd

Sometimes, I need to test some CLI programs without touching my real installation. For that purpose, I use a Virtual Machine running off a Live CD. Now, I don't need a full-blown user-friendly graphical interface, a CLI would suffice. I've earlier found a boot option to accomplish this, but I can't find it anymore.

  • What is the boot option for skipping the graphical stuff and booting into a terminal?

Best Answer

  • quiet splash text

    All you need is text the other 2 should already be in the command line when you hit F6 at the start up screen.