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Despite my best efforts to have them use debian or ubuntu server, a client wanted ubuntu 11 on the new server they built. It runs all the services I need it to, but would be nicer to have that server boot to command line. It seems nothing is going to work. I have tried:

1. changing /etc/default/grub to "quiet splash text"

result: blank screen

2. sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove

result: no change

3. echo manual | sudo tee -a /etc/init/gdm.override

result: blank screen

Has anyone gotten Ubuntu 11.04 to boot to command line out there?

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