View Full Version : [ubuntu] GRUB2 configuration unclear

July 17th, 2011, 08:28 AM

I need to debug upstart because it really doesn't start the jobs at system start that it should do. The upstart documentation says I need to add the kernel parameter "--verbose". Googling a bit further said I need to specify that parameter in the /etc/default/grub file. I found two lines where I can add it: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT.

The grub documentation remains unclear about what is good for which. Shall I add my verbose parameter to the one or the other? What's the difference between the two anyway? The _DEFAULT currently contains "nomodeset" and the other is empty. Does one replace the other, or will one be appended to the other?

I don't want to screw up my system with this because I only have SSH remote access to that server.

Could somebody please help me out (or update the documentation and tell me)?

I'm on Ubuntu 10.4.

July 17th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Does "quiet splash" appear in one of them?
What jobs aren't starting?

July 17th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Here's my current /etc/default/grub:

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

My own logstate job isn't starting. I have created other jobs that do start. The logstate job doesn't even seem to be regarded, my logger call in the script doesn't get called. But I can start, stop and status the job interactively though. It is there, it is readable and it is okay. upstart just doesn't see it when booting. (See my other thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748525) about it.)