I want to configure my Ubuntu installation to boot into a command-line prompt instead of the Gnome Desktop Environment. I ran the below command to effect this:
sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
It worked as intended and dropped me onto a shell prompt on reboot, BUT a lot of services (e.g network access) weren't running at that point.
They started up when I manually started GDM from the shell prompt.
How do I get Ubuntu to boot into the command shell without GDM, but without disabling other services, or having to manually enable them ?
By removing gdm using update-rc.d, have I changed the runlevel Ubuntu boots into ? I've looked at the Boot-Up Manager GUI in Advanced mode, but couldn't gather much from the Services tab.
Edit: The problem wasn't what I thought it was. I've described the modified issue and the solution in my answer below.
PS: As it stands, the question is misleading though the underlying problem is valid.