Ubuntu – How to boot to linux command line from GRUB?


I botched a gnome install on my virtual box and now when it boots it just hangs up at a black screen. I wante to get back into a command line and uninstall/reinstall gnome…

Best Answer

Edit the entry from the Grub screen when it comes up (press e)

Find the kernel line and add either single or init=/bin/sh to the end of it then press Ctrl+X to boot.

Alternatively have you tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a terminal?

See also https://askubuntu.com/a/132983/354175

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