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How can i change the runlevel in ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 As far as I can recall ubuntu changed the runlevel with something else?

If I want to change the start to terminal only and not X what and r

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To make Ubuntu boot directly to console and not X, you have to do the following:

  1. Open /etc/default/grub in your favorite text editor as root (e.g. gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub)

  2. Locate the following line:

  3. Replace "quiet splash" with "text" (i.e., GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"). If you have a specific runlevel in mind, use that number (for runlevel 3: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="3").

  4. Save the file

  5. Run the following command:

    sudo update-grub
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