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Postby mfab on Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:36 pm

Hi everyone,

let me say I really enjoy this great distro and the wondeful support from the community, especially in the IRC channel (where I got very fast answers).

Now I have a little problem: How do I get the "normal" text-mode boot process back?

I already searched for it and found the hint to remove the "usplash" package. After doing so Mint booted into some kind of console and no system was loaded (also most commands were missing), which lead me to a complete reinstall (sorry, I am so totally new to all that stuff :oops: )

Now I tried to just remove the "usplash-theme-bea" but that on the other side left me with a strange boot process, that shows two messages (something with "getting cpuindex from acpiid" or so) and the default Modprobe warning from IPv6 as well as the usual Filesystem-Checks (which was always shown in text mode, even before removing the theme-package).

After that I tried to reinstall the usplash-bea-theme, which was not possible, so I tried the usplash-ubuntu-theme, but it seems not to have any effects...

Can anyone please help me and provide a tutorial on how to get the "normal"-boot mode from a fresh (or even not so fresh :wink: ) install?
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Postby mfab on Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:28 pm

any suggestions here?
I also tried to modify some /boot/grub/... file and removed the "splash" from the grub entry, but no effect...
anyone there who can help? :?
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:01 pm

mfab wrote:any suggestions here?
I also tried to modify some /boot/grub/... file and removed the "splash" from the grub entry, but no effect...
anyone there who can help? :?
Can you please give me the output of this command:
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cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
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Postby mfab on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:08 pm

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# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default         0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout         10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title         Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root          (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title         Linux
# root          (hd0,1)
# kernel        /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=7f896019-f2da-44d5-8008-c6b70b05bead ro
# kopt_2_6=root=/dev/sda6 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,5)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title           Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root            (hd0,5)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title           Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root            (hd0,5)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro single
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot

title           Ubuntu, memtest86+
root            (hd0,5)
kernel          /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title           Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title           Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root            (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader     +1


hmm I hope it helps :shock:
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Postby Fragadelic on Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:43 am

Replace "splash" with "nosplash" in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file for you Mint entries and it will do as you wish without uninstalling any packages.
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Postby mfab on Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:08 am

Thanks for the hint Fragadelic, but unfortunately it did not change my situation... perhaps I already screwed too much with uninstalling and reinstalling the usplash package and so on...
I will try again with a new Bianca install after the release next week (but only if I don't like the boot splash there, the new desktop artwork on the other hand looks promising :wink: ).
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon May 28, 2007 5:53 am

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