Originally posted by BliZZrdLiZZrd
I have spoken with several people about how I might be able to exit but nothing has been successful.
well, what did you try already? that would be helpful to know so people don't waste their time recommending the same things.
one thing you can try if you haven't already is editing the runlevel in your /etc/inittab file. usually i think it should be 3 to boot to prompt, but in my debian system, i had to change it to runlevel 2. you might try both if one doesn't work.
afaik, and the last time i used it, i also seem to remember that the gnome display manager has an option to exit to the command prompt. ? i'm pretty sure it has that, so check it out again carefully.