In linux we usually can see the booting process; what process is being executed. Sometimes, we want to see all of these processes. We can see which process is taking so much time, for example if loading cups / printer is taking too much time, we might be upgrade the package, etc. So, how do we display it ?
There is at least a basic logging in /var/log/boot
but if you want to see it in real time you have to do some editing. From menu.lst in grub change quiet splash from the line that starts with "kernel" and continues "/boot/vmlinuz-your version" to quiet nosplash
You could duplicate the section and make the changes and have an extra boot option
This has been described in the forum here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... rub&t=1067 PS I have not tested
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