With several Distro "live-cd"s I have run into the situation where while starting systemd (the
init used) it will reach a point where there is an output similar to:
A start job is running for LSB: Raise network interfaces. (1min 20s / no limit)
often related to some network magic setup.
I have tried any key combination I already now, it have yet been unable to tell
systemd: "I do not care about the network yet, just go on bootup the GUI/ or to the login prompt (text mode). I will setup the network myself"
What this answer seeks is a way to skip/abort/cancel a job in the systemd target chain. I expressively seek no information about why there is the problem to start with (I am aware why the network daemons might wait for ARP/DHCP etc etc.).
I seek a generic way to kill a systemd service which needlessly blocks boot to GUI/login prompt.