I installed Ubuntu 12.10 server to a laptop, and the grub file is along the lines of:
setparams 'Ubuntu' recordfail gfxmod $linux -gfxmod set root ='hd0,msdos/' if[[x%feature_platform_search_hint=xy];then search --nofloppy ... ... else search -- noflopppy ... fi linux /vmliuz -3.5.0-17 ??? root = /dev/map/dur2\-root ro initrd /initrd...
(pardon, that was written by pencil and not complete, obviously).
How can I put something like
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" in there to boot to text mode?
Or, is there another way to boot to text mode with a live, editable file system using GRUB?