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I would like to boot straight to the console without loading any of the GUI. Is this possible? The only way I've found so far is to get to the login screen and choose session>failsafe and then login through the login window. But the consol loads in the bottom right corner of the monitor. Is what I'm trying to achieve possible?
When you boot linux will got into init 5 , wich is normally the graphical mode. You just have to llok around and tell the boot sequence to boot into init 3. If you use mandrake configurig the x server will ask you if you want it started at boot. Just say no. Also you can press ctrl+at-lt+f3 login as root and type init 3 and youll go into text mode.