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I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat).

Using runlevel command, I see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-user with networking based on this wiki entry.

So I'm wondering, is 1- Single-user mode in Ubuntu the equivalent for 3- Full multi-user text mode in RedHat?

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In Ubuntu there are no different runlevels for multiuser with or without GUI. If you want to disable the graphical interface you would have to disable GDM/XDM. How to do this is described in this Ask Ubuntu thread

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