[CentOS] Boot CentOS 5 to command line

Mon Aug 18 18:53:54 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 11:46 AM, ABBAS KHAN <bashukhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi fellows,
> Pretty new to CentOS.
> I was trying to find a way to boot CentOS into command prompt instead of GUI
> (or without loading any services).
> Tried using 'Crl+Alt+F1' at the boot process, but, that holds the screen at
> mounting and doing fstab and doesn't proceed further.
> Is there anyother way to boot CentOS into command prompt without using
> Rescue option from the installation CD?
When the grub screen showing which OS it will boot in X seconds comes
up, type <space>, edit the boot line and add a " 3" (with the space
but without the quotes) to the end of the line, and it will come up at
level 3 (no GUI).