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    Text boot?

    Hi. I'm trying to get a boot text instead of the pretty yet boring Kubuntu splash screen. I tried to fix this a few weeks ago in some file I can't remember the name of by changing "quiet splash" to "splash". I couldn't make a backup because "the file was read only for me". So... 1. Does anyone know the location of the file I'm talking about? 2. How do I make it read/write? I am genuinely sorry for my newbish. I hope this makes sense. I'm using 12.04 installed with wubi if that's helpful. Thanks, Kimi

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    Re: Text boot?

    Open up /etc/default/grub in a text editor with root permissions. You can do this by hitting Alt+F2 to pop up a run box, and then entering 'kdesudo kate /etc/default/grub'.

    Find the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line as below, remove splash, then save and exit.
    Code:
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    [...]
    If you also remove quiet your boot will be very very verbose, but perhaps that's what you want?

    At any rate, after saving your changes, open up a terminal and run the following command;
    Code:
    $ sudo update-grub
    Then you should be all set.
    ...

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    Re: Text boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorael View Post
    Open up /etc/default/grub in a text editor with root permissions. You can do this by hitting Alt+F2 to pop up a run box, and then entering 'kdesudo kate /etc/default/grub'.

    Find the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line as below, remove splash, then save and exit.
    Code:
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    [...]
    If you also remove quiet your boot will be very very verbose, but perhaps that's what you want?

    At any rate, after saving your changes, open up a terminal and run the following command;
    Code:
    $ sudo update-grub
    Then you should be all set.

    Thank you. Worked on a HP 630 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates

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