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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 following output:

BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-30-generic root=UUID=65462cb0-1e5e-438a-a8d8-4d93877cc7ca ro text vt.handoff=7

From which I understand that the kernel parameter 'text' was interpreted. However the system still boots with display manager.

I suspect this is caused by systemd bypassing whatever has interpreted the 'text' argument. Hence my question: how can I temporary start the system in text mode from grub2 at boot?

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