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Old 12-06-2018, 02:26 AM   #1
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remove all the messages shown during the boot up process

This is a question for Raspbian Stretch, but since it's based on Debian (and I still didn't get a reply in the raspbian forums) I though I would ask it here.

I am using Raspbian Stretch Lite and I want to remove all the text scrolling during the boot up process. I've googled how to do this and found various articles indicating that I should modify /boot/cmdline.txt, redirect the console to tty3 and configure loglevel=3. I also tried dmesg --console-off in /etc/rc.local.

These suggestions haven't worked for me, I can still see the full text during the boot up process.

Also this forum post provides a zip file containing files to be overwritten in Raspbian to hide all the text during boot. But I would really prefer not to overwrite system files, not really knowing how they will affect it.

Any suggestions on how to hide all boot messages?

It's not that I don't like looking at all the green [OK] messages, it's just that I want to use the pi for digital signage, and I need to hide the boot process messages.

Old 12-06-2018, 03:33 AM   #2
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eventually I found it. This gave me a completely blank screen.

echo hide raspberry pi icons
sudo sed -i "1 s|$| logo.nologo quiet splash|" /boot/cmdline.txt

echo hide boot messages
sudo sed -i "1 s|$| quiet splash|" /boot/cmdline.txt

echo disable login prompt
sudo systemctl disable getty@tty1.service

echo hide blinking cursor
sudo sed -i "1 s|$| vt.global_cursor_default=0|" /boot/cmdline.txt

echo hide undervoltage message
sudo sed -i "1 s|$| loglevel=1|" /boot/cmdline.txt

echo hide undervoltage lightning bolt icon
sudo sed -i '1 i\avoid_warnings=1' /boot/config.txt
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