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Old 07-09-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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Question Informative, colourful textual boot (mint17/ubuntu14.04) ?


Im running linux mint 17 which is based off ubuntu 14.04 and I was curious if there was any way to get my system booting in a simmilar manner to knoppix:

http://i.imgur.com/qps4zXz.png


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...x-3.8-boot.png


I've tried looking around, but all I'm getting is how to configure GRUB, or using usplash/plymouth but I cant really find where I would get a colourful text based boot similar to the knoppix one I just linked.

Does anybody have any any idea of how to achieve this? Ubuntu and Knoppix are both debian based, so I don't think it should be TOOO difficult.

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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Shut off Plymouth? A way to test this is to remove the "quiet" and "splash" options inside your GRUB configuration...
 
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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I dont use plymouth.

I should have elaborated, that updating grub does show text, but its all white on a black background.

Im curious about how to make the text colourful and show importance/success and failures through the text colours (green is success, red is failure), similar to the way its displayed on a distro like knoppix.
 
Old 07-09-2014, 06:55 AM   #4
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My bad. I would suspect Knoppix uses some type of specialized bootup script to provide the nifty colors...
 
Old 07-09-2014, 06:59 AM   #5
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No worries, maybe other people in this forum have a better lead
 
Old 07-09-2014, 03:37 PM   #6
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Every thing that I read says edit .bashrc.https://scottlinux.com/2013/07/08/en...an-and-ubuntu/
 
Old 07-09-2014, 10:25 PM   #7
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Every thing that I read says edit .bashrc.https://scottlinux.com/2013/07/08/en...an-and-ubuntu/
Doesnt bash.rc refer to the colours in a terminal emulator window, as opposed to the boot text? Or is there a similar configuration for the boot text?
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:31 AM   #8
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My apologies it would be for the terminal & console, not sure if it affects any parts of grubs boot process.
 
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #9
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No body have any idea how knoppix's boot up is different to debians/ubuntus ?
 
Old 07-10-2014, 10:37 AM   #10
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http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=29431
 
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:28 AM   #11
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That was EXACTLY what I was looking for, thanks : ). Now to do some tweaking and editing.
 
  


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