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Linux Lesson for Today: fixing bootsplash

Posted 04-06-2009 at 04:06 AM by phoenixrising
Tags bootsplash

After installing yet another distro in my machine, the bootsplash (the screen that shows up while booting with a progress bar -- for Ubuntu, Mint etc) started acting weird: After showing up, and the blip going to and fro a couple of time -- the splash disappeared and all the textual progress started showing up.

This link solved my problem.

1. Make sure you have the initramfs-tools update

sudo apt-get install initramfs-tools

2. Run the blkid util to show what your existing UUIDs are.

root@hardy-desktop:~# sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="a76fe101-7951-4a65-af1e-50b2902c5b35" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda5: TYPE="swap" UUID="8dd072f1-25b3-4a7f-888f-2314697d60b9"

3. Verify that the UUID listed for the swap partition in the previous step matches what is listed in /etc/fstab

root@grigsby-desktop:~# cat /etc/fstab
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=a76fe101-7951-4a65-af1e-50b2902c5b35 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=8dd072f1-25b3-4a7f-888f-2314697d60b9 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

4. Modify the UUID in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume file to match the UUID listed for the swap partition from blkid.

root@hardy-desktop:~# cat /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
root@hardy-desktop:~# sudo vi /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume

5. Update the initramfs.

sudo update-initramfs -u

6. Restart the system.
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