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booting in non-graphical mode

asked 2016-01-08 17:45:30 -0500

carolinalinux gravatar image


First of all, I am fairly new to Linux so I apologize if this question seems elementary to some.

I am using Fedora23 in a Virtual Box.

Once I press "e" during the boot process, I get the screenshot attached. I was looking for a line containing /boot/vmlinuz I could edit to boot in non-graphical mode and there is no such line. Could anyone tell me which line I should edit or what I should be looking for?


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Only the top lines are initially displayed. Move the cursor with the arrow keys to the bottom.

kdg1955 gravatar imagekdg1955 ( 2016-01-09 04:38:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-10 06:44:36 -0500

As Fedora 23 is using systemd as init system, you also should use the following command to boot into non-graphical mode.

systemctl set-default

To show the currently active target you can enter

systemctl get-default

For a detailed list and explanation please refer to this Wiki page

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answered 2016-01-08 19:12:15 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

edit that line that have /boot/vmlinuz add 3 (at the end) , to boot in level 3. if you want do this permanently after boot edit /boot/grub2/grub.cfg and put 3 and at the same line.

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