want console login then edit /etc/inittab fileand edit the following line
1=>single user login (for administrative purposes)
if you have grub installed then select the 'linux' title and edit the 'kernel' line to append a '1' at the end. then press [ESC] and press 'b' to boot the system.
the line u have to edit may look something like this..(after editing)
kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124 root=/dev/hda11 1