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I am on Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to keep the purple screen, THOUGH, sometimes I also would like to hit a shortcut at boot time so I can see what the OS is doing. Is there anyway to accomplish this? Or my only option is with/out purple screen altogether?

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You can hit the shift key right after the BIOS screen, and, when presented with the boot line, remove quiet splash from its end. That done, you shouldn't see the splash screen, and the change is only valid for one boot.

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it does not work. In Ubuntu 11.10 the presented boot line only blinks at the screen and does not allow me to type "quiet splash". Alterantives? –  Pomario Feb 7 '12 at 11:07
    
You have to press e to edit it, as stated at the bottom of the screen. When done editing, press ctrl+x to boot. –  mikewhatever Feb 7 '12 at 12:23

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