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I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to know about the Boot file of Ubuntu. Like in Windows we have a boot.ini file, there must be a similar file in Ubuntu which would boot it. I want to know which file is it and how to edit that file in such a way that when I power on my PC it would first display a text which I want to show and then boot Ubuntu.

Can this be done?

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The file is the /etc/default/grub

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http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu/20348-ubuntu-login-to-text-mode-without-removing-gui

Ubuntu. Login to text mode. It is not need to remove GUI from the system.

You can leave it and just make your default boot as a text mode and if once you need a GUI you can restore it so easy.

open /etc/default/grub as and add text to the

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

And in the file, change this line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"

Then update your Grub

sudo update-grub

Your system will then always boot to text mode.

If you once want to use GUI you can easly make light works

sudo service lightdm start

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http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu-ppa-repositories/19783-grub-customizer-301-released-and-ppa-installation-instructions-included

Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries

Features: * move, remove or rename menuentries (they stey updatable by update-grub) * edit the contents of menuentries or create new ones (internally it edits the 40_custom) * support for GRUB2 and BURG * reinstallation of the bootloader to MBR * settings like default operating system, kernel params, background image and text colors etc. * changing the installed operating system by running on a live cd

What is new in version 3.0.1

  • entries can be moved free now
  • integrated settings dialog
  • new partition chooser
  • context menu
  • multi selection
  • trash instead of checkboxes
  • entry editor
  • graphical error handlung
  • reset functionality
  • warning when trying to remove script- or system entries

Install Grub Customizer 3.0.1 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
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Thank you very much sir. That helped me a lot. –  Asim Haroon Nov 28 '12 at 7:30
    
Thank you very much sir. That helped me a lot. I need an other little bit of help. I have installed g++ in my Ubuntu i want to make a c++ program which would open this file and when i do the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" changes in the /etc/default/grub file the c++ program will do the rest of the work. Can this be done.?? @ptheo –  Asim Haroon Nov 28 '12 at 8:14
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