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I know that you can show the process of starting up by pressing alt + space during startup how do you have that as default on your computer? Also i would like to see it on shutdown if possible.

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Edit /etc/default/grub and replace




then run

sudo update-grub
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It says i am not the owner even though i am the owner...any fix? – Joel Hunt Dec 11 '12 at 1:32
You need root permissions. Try sudo gedit /etc/default/grub from a terminal. – S Prasanth Dec 11 '12 at 6:11
Or, you know, you could edit it with OpenOffice writer ;) – Marcin Kaminski Dec 11 '12 at 23:32
@MartinOrda With the wink and your background I suspect you know this, but a newbie may take you literally. It would be dangerous to edit such a critical file as the bootloader config file with a word processor. – haziz Dec 13 '12 at 6:46
I just find it amusing when people need to have a GUI editor to edit a system configuration file on a Unix derivative system. I wonder what they do if someone presses CTRL+ALT+F1 on their keyboard and there's no longer any GUI? :) – Marcin Kaminski Dec 13 '12 at 12:59

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