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    show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    hi

    Howto configure Ubuntu 10.04 to show boot text messages on the screen during startup?

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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    Bump.

    Right now I see only blank screen during startup/shutdown. Startup Manager could configure that but some say it should not be used for newer Ubuntu versions. I removed "quiet splash" from /etc/default/grub.

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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    Removing 'quiet splash' normally allows the messages to be displayed during boot. Did you run 'update-grub' after you saved the change to /etc/default/grub?

    If so, do you happen to have multiple installations? If so, at the Grub menu press 'e' to make sure "quiet splash" isn't still displayed on the 'linux' line.
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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    * 'update-grub' used
    * single install
    * "quiet splash" isn't still displayed on the 'linux' line

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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    Is the setting for 'gfxmode' set to auto or something odd?
    Code:
    grep "set gfxmode" /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    You might try setting it to 640x480 just to see if it's a resolution problem. I'd just edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and check the next time you boot. Don't run "update-grub" or you will erase the change.

    I'm assuming you are using the 10.04 version of Grub (1.98), which you can check with "grub-install -v" ).
    Last edited by drs305; November 16th, 2011 at 04:51 PM.
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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    Quote Originally Posted by drs305 View Post
    Is the setting for 'gfxmode' set to auto or something odd?
    Code:
    grep "set gfxmode" /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    You might try setting it to 640x480 just to see if it's a resolution problem. I'd just edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and check the next time you boot. Don't run "update-grub" or you will erase the change.

    I'm assuming you are using the 10.04 version of Grub (1.98), which you can check with "grub-install -v" ).
    - auto mode
    - grub-install (GRUB) 1.99-12ubuntu5

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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    The 'auto' mode in Grub 1.99 is sometimes a bit problematic. Try changing the value to 640x480 or another supported resolution in grub.cfg.

    If it works, you can make it permanent if desired by uncommenting GRUB_GFXMODE in /etc/default/grub and running 'update-grub'.
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    Re: show boot test messages on the screen during startup

    Currently I'm struggling with LiveCD faster than full install! so I'll report back sometime later next week. Thank you for your help!

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