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Old 10-30-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Disable kernel boot output?

I've set up my system, but I really would like it to boot quietly and show only a simple welcome message (I don't have X, and am not planning on compiling it). Is this possible? All of the solutions I've seen require X and a boot splash screen...

Old 10-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like "fbsplash" (nee "GenSplash") might be a good fit:

fbsplash follows a design policy of being simple, lightweight and fast. To reduce bloat, it uses only a few most important libraries and does not require X11.

Alternatively, your distro might support a "quiet" mode in your Grub configuration file:

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Old 10-30-2010, 07:21 PM   #3
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Have you tried adding the option quiet to the options grub passes to the kernel?
menuentry "Linux From Scratch" {
  linux /bzImage-x86_64 root=/dev/sda2 quiet
Or do you mean that you don't want the bootscripts printing anything to the screen?


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