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Old 09-19-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Modifying boot-up in Fedora


I have installed Fedora 9 on a USB memory stick and thanks to all the help I have received here it is running very well. There is just one thing that I would like to change and that is to get rid of the list of things that are happening while the machine is booting. Is it possible to suppress these messages? I believe that in Ubuntu, for example, one can edit 'menu.lst' so as to suppress these messages, so I have had a look at 'menu.lst' in Fedora but there are a lot of things that don't appear to be anything to do with Fedora and I haven't liked to interfere with it in case my machine becomes unbootable. Perhaps there is a different file on Fedora that can be edited to suppress the boot-up messages? Could some one help, please?

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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Can you be more specific when you mean "suppress the boot-up messages"?
What exactly do you NOT want to see?

If you open /boot/grub/grub.conf (the same thing as menu.lst) you can add 'quiet' to the kernel line to suppress extra kernel messages. Also, you can add 'rhgb' if your graphics card is working and you want to see a pretty graphical bootup instead of the text bootup.

Edit: 'rhgb' not 'rghb'

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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an example of my fedora8 grub.conf with the line mjmwired mentioned
Code:
title Fedora (2.6.25.14-69.fc8)
	root (hd?,?)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25.14-69.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.25.14-69.fc8.img
 
Old 09-20-2008, 03:39 AM   #4
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Hi mjmwired and John W,

Thanks for your replies. What I wanted to suppress, mjmwired, are all the messages that occur whilst waiting for the machine to be booted. When I start Fedora there are several screensful of what it is doing. They are not error messages apart from one that relates to my Windows HD and which doesn't affect the working of Fedora.

I tried to follow your suggestion about editing 'boot.conf' but I haven't got such a file. All I have in /boot/grub is a file called 'splash.xpm.gz' and in /boot there is a file called config.2.6.25-14.fc9.i686. Doing a search for boot.conf yielded a blank.

Hi John W. I was looking for a file which has lines in it like your example and thought it might be called 'menu.lst' like in Ubuntu but as you see above I haven't got a 'boot.conf' file

What to do now?
 
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from my last post the file is called grub.conf
/boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 09-21-2008, 04:13 AM   #6
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Hi John W,

That is my problem now; there isn't a file called grub.conf, as I mentioned earlier, anywhere on my computer. I suppose one can create one from scratch but I don't know what goes in it so I guess I will leave things as they are and take up knitting while the computer boots!
 
Old 09-21-2008, 05:22 AM   #7
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Look for menu.lst instead.

Note that suppressing messages won't speed the boot up much if at all
 
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if grub.conf is not on the usb then you configured Ubuntu to boot fedora edit munu.ist for Ubuntu and add "rhgb quiet" to the fedora line .
this should get rid of the text but will make boot a little bit solwer .X11 will start then show the gui boot then turn off and restart for the gui login .
 
  


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