Debian 6 – Disable GRUB/GBM/UI Mode

Just installed a Debian 6 on a VM and found that the system boots up with the GUI console. I rather wanted to use the system as console. Found this useful tip on the Web to start Debian as console:

  1. Navigate to /etc/default/grub file
  2. Look for line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet”
  3. Replace line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet text”
  4. Run command ‘update-grub’ on the console
  5. Restart the machine using ‘shutdown -r now’

The system will startup in console mode after reboot. To revert the boot mode – replace the content in the grub file and follow the steps after that.



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