Recovery menu should have a "Run in failsafe text/console mode"

Bug #1404391 reported by Hans Deragon on 2014-12-19
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friendly-recovery (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Recovery menu should have a "Run in failsafe text/console mode".

When playing with proprietary graphic drivers, the "Graphical" mode can screw up badly, up to the point that one cannot even switch to a TTY Console (happened to me recently with nVidia proprietary drivers).

One can accomplish a "Run in failsafe text/console mode" with "Drop to root shell prompt" and mount and restart the networking, but this is tedious, especially if one needs to reboot the machine multiple times to test the fixes.

So I suggest that "Run in failsafe text/console mode" be implemented; should not be difficult as it should do exactly what the Graphic mode does, except starting X.

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