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Old 02-23-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Effect of splash=verbose in menu.lst


I have Suse 9.1, using Grub. If I select Linux from the Grub menu and hit F3 to select "verbose" (instead of "silent"), I get all the nice bootup messages. I would like it to do that every time.

I went in and edited my menu.lst file and changed splash=silent to splash=verbose. No effect. I still get the status bar and no boot messages. So, two questions, please:

1) How do I get it to default to the full verbosity?
2) Is there a nice list somewhere of the commands that are accepted after the kernel line in the menu.lst? I found a reference somewhere to the tree documentation, so I installed the kernel docs. Now, if I could find them...

TIA,
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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Try to reinstall grub from Yast, after you've made the changes. Maybe creating a new ramdisk (mkinitrd) will do the same job. I suppose this is not working because of a missing 'verbose' background in the ramdisk, though I am not sure.

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Old 02-24-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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Try to disable splash and splash_early in Runlevel editor
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:07 AM   #4
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Thanks, both. I think I can handle re-installing Grub with Yast (well, after I figure out how to get out of it--it crashed last night during an install and is hung 51% of the way through).

On the ramdisk, do I type mkinitrd from the command line?

And where is the Runlevel editor?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:24 AM   #5
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To create a new ramdisk, become root and type mkinitrd on command-line.

The Runlevel Editor is at Yast -> System -> Runlevel Editor

But I guess this will turn off splash completely (only text, no colourful background).
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:19 AM   #6
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Well, before I tried all of that, on a whim, I tried just putting "verbose" in the command line manually. It worked. So I am going to try that before ripping everything apart. Just changed the menu.lst file, so we will see.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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Following up...

Yes, that was the problem. Need to put 'verbose' in the command line all by itself (rather than, or in addition to, splash=verbose).

All better. Thanks, folks.
 
  


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