Text mode refers to either using one of the virtual terminals or booting Ubuntu without using a graphics server such as X.

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Text based installation for Server

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 server on one of my machines (1U server) but graphics at the time of installation has an issue. Previously I would remove HDD connect it to other computer, install ...
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Non-graphical terminals take a long time to log in

When I log in using SSH or after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, it takes several seconds after I enter my password to finally show the following: Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-28-generic x86_64)...
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Ubuntu 15.04 remastering boot option “text”

I remastered an Ubuntu 14.04 ISO. In isolinux.cfg I could use the boot-option "text". Remastering 15.04 this no longer works. "text" mode is ignored and the gui/desktop starts. How can I fix this?
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Can't leave text mode once entered

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit And I want to install Nvidia official driver as I've dome many time. But once I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, I enter a stucked command line where I cant press anything also not ...
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How can I simplify the Finch interface?

I am using Finch, the text-based version of Pidgin. It uses a library called GNTRC to create a windowing interface in text. Personally, I find it a bit complicated. Is there a simpler text interface?
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verbose displayed halfly over text mode booting

I tried to boot my Ubuntu into text mode with verbosity enabled, this is what I configured in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text init=/sbin/init --verbose vga=791" then update-grub ...
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Using grub2 for temporary boot into text mode

I want to boot temporary into text mode using grub2 and followed the steps explained in How to boot into command line on Ubuntu or Debian. Running cat /proc/cmdline from the terminal than gives the ...
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How to auto-login in text mode?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I've managed to make it boot in console mode, but now I want to enable auto login. I already tried a lot of things, like: Editing /etc/inittab. ...
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GUI Application Resolution from Text Mode OS

I'm trying to turn a computer into a Linux thin client via Ubuntu. I have a Dell OptiPlex 755 loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and fully patched. I've configured the OS to run in text mode and ...