Originally Posted by deathalele
Can i add a option to the grub startup menu where i can choose to bootup without startint the gui.
Simply create another entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst
Copy the entry you typically use, and add "single" or "init=3" to the end of the kernel line.
"single" puts you in single-user mode as root, with not password required.
"init=3" puts you in runlevel 3 (no GUI, but you will have to log in with usename and password.