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Hide boot up text

Postby res_au » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:07 pm

hi, just a quick question, for some reason the usplash screen doesn't show for the whole boot. How can I hide all the text?thanks

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Re: Hide boot up text

Postby newW2 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:32 am

Open a terminal and enter:

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gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

This will open menu.lst in a text editor.

Look for the line starting with "kernel" Like this:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro

Change that line to this (add quiet splash):
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash

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Re: Hide boot up text

Postby 100th Idiot » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:45 am

Alternatively if the text is appearing part way through the boot you may be seeing this issue:


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