Changing boot targets

Switch between run levels / environments.

Changing boot targets

On the fly

Goto a graphical environment

systemctl isolate graphical.target

Goto a text based environment

systemctl isolate multi-user.target

Permanently change environments

Graphical environment

systemctl set-default graphical.target

Text based environment

systemctl set-default multi-user.target

Set target on boot

  1. Interrupt the bootloader (GRUB) and edit the kernel entry before booting. Press e to edit the entry
  2. Goto the line that starts with linux16 suffix the line with your desired target as followed:
systemd.unit=rescue.target
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