By default Ubuntu will try booting into the graphical user interface, but if no GUI is installed then Ubuntu will boot to a blank screen and require you to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to the Console. However, it is possible to get Ubuntu to boot directly into Console mode.
Using Terminal enter the following code
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Using the nano text editor do the following:
- Comment out the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”, by adding # at the start, this will disable the Ubuntu purple screen.
- Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text” this makes Ubuntu boot directly into the Console.
- Uncomment the line #GRUB_TERMINAL=console by removing the # at the beginning.
- Save and close the file.
Run the following command in Terminal to update the changes just made:
Now the next time the machine is rebooted it will launch directly into Console mode without having to press Ctrl+Alt+F1.