Hmm, you are right. I have no idea of why it didn't work that way the first time, but when I just tried it again, it did go into console mode. I'm not exactly sure how to use it, but I'm not ready to learn at this time. It was enough that I learned how to get out of it, because when I chose to restart, it presented a login screen instead, and exploring that, I went into failsafe mode, which took some doing to get out of, because it kept returning to it, even when choosing a regular boot. At least I now know where to go...as a last resort.