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Title: How to start Ubuntu in Console mode
ID: /2016/12/11/How-to-start-Ubuntu-in-Console-mode
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Yes you can. As described here (ubuntuhandbook.org - Boot into text console ubuntu) you need to edit /etc/default/grub to have the next boot end up in text mode. In summary you will set these parameters:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

After saving changes you need to run:

sudo update-grub
sudo systemctl enable multi-user.target --force
sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target

Undoing text-mode

To undo sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target simply type

sudo systemctl enable graphical.target --force
sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target 
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