How to make natty boot in verbose mode. Changing option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" in /etc/default/grub doesn't effect in natty.

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    I am not sure, but try it. On the grub options remove quiet. – karthick87 May 2 '11 at 2:20
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    Did you run "sudo update-grub" after making changes to /etc/default/grub ? – karthick87 May 2 '11 at 2:31
  • @karthick87: Yes, I did it. – kholis May 2 '11 at 10:10

Try nosplash debug. If you want output from upstart too, add --verbose

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  • can you check to see if these options were passed to the running kernel? cat /proc/cmdline will show you what the kernel actually booted with. – Jeremy Kerr Aug 8 '11 at 5:30





in /etc/default/grub is correct, but you also need to run update-grub for it to take effect.

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  • The default should be GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" – kevinkayaks Nov 21 '19 at 22:59

Hit Esc any time to see the text. For permanent changes, uninstall all plymouth themes, including text ones, and in /etc/grub/default uncomment the line to enable console.

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    Uncomment GRUB_TERMINAL=console in /etc/grub/default works in my laptop but grub resolution decreased to 800x600. – kholis May 4 '11 at 7:49
  • You can fix resolution right there. GRUB_GFXMODE=whatever. Note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE. You can see them in GRUB console with the command `vbeinfo' – Barafu Albino May 4 '11 at 8:18
  • vbeinfo is not found on my system [and apparently isn't in the repo], but this works: sudo hwinfo --framebuffer – Matt Oct 11 '11 at 4:42
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    vbeinfo is not part of linux: it is a command that you can run from grub screen – user79811 Jul 28 '12 at 6:54

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