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?


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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