I'm running Rasbian (Debian?) on my Raspberry Pi, and have allot of auto-starting things in init.d. But what if I want to stop them all from running, and simply break into a terminal prompt? I've tried ctrl+c and I've tried esc, but none of the two seem to work.
PS: I can log in through SSH and modify whatever, this is not a question of being "locked out of my Linux". I'm just curious if there are any "hold down key X to go to failsafe prompt".