Several months ago, I installed Mint 15 on an old laptop with the intent to use it to run various game servers for the house. All of these are console apps, so I'd like to not have to bother booting into any GUI. I just have no idea how to achieve this, or if it is any different from how this is achieved with other Linux flavours.

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Launch sudo nano /etc/default/grub

find the line which now says GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”

and revise it to read GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash text”

then run sudo update-grub

Your next boot will bring you to the command line interface (CLI).

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