When I was running Ubuntu 14.10, I was able to view the verbose output during startup and shutdown (which was very useful for me). But now that I have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 I get the verbose output on shutdown, but I only get a purple screen, and then an Ubuntu logo with loading dots which can toggle to a black screen on startup.
In the past to achieve the verbose output on both startup and shutdown I did as follows:
sudo vim /etc/default/grub
- Changed the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"to this line
But as this only seems to work on shutdown, how do I get it to also show me the verbose output on startup?