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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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How to hide boot messages?


Hello,

How can I hide boot messages? maybe replace with a picture?

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Old 06-23-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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duplicate post deleted??

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Old 06-23-2017, 11:05 AM   #3
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That depends entirely on what distro you're using! There may be a configuration option available, otherwise you need to reconfigure Grub, which controls the boot process (unless you're using something else...) See section 7D of this tutorial:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/g...mozTocId930378
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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It depends upon what distribution and also which version of Grub you are using. If it is Grub2, you might be able to simply put an image file in the /boot/grub directory and run grub-mkconfig or update-grub. Details on it for Ubuntu are at the link below and should be similar for any other distro using Grub2.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Displays
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:15 AM   #5
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Guys Im using Slackware, and lilo for boot
 
Old 06-23-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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maybe - as I am not using LILO but grub for slack
Code:
lilo.conf:

   verbose=2                 # increase information displayed when lilo runs

   #*******''' Installation Target Options '''******#

   boot=/dev/hda             # the target drive or partition
   map=/mnt/hda3/boot/map    # sector address map file to be created by lilo (mount dependent)
   lba32                     # allows addressing the disk above the 1024th cylinder
if verbose=2 shows more then MAYBE verbose=0 will show none.

does lilo have a quiet option in it?

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:05 PM   #7
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Hello,

How can I hide boot messages? maybe replace with a picture?
What type of hardware, standard laptop/desktop, or custom hardware?

What exactly are your goals?

I ask because you can follow the advice's of DavidMcCann and yancek for standard systems and grub2.

If you are doing a pure custom project, such as a kiosk system, wish to have rapid boot times and a boot splash, you still can do this customizing grub2, however sometimes depending on the boot criteria you may need to do a custom bootloader. Once again though, this depends if you merely wish to customize your personal system versus configure a system for use by a clientele where they should not be able to defeat the boot intentions and main application of the system.

I'm all for the easy way (grub2 customization) over the more difficult direction, by the way.
 
Old 06-23-2017, 01:22 PM   #8
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Hello,

How can I hide boot messages? maybe replace with a picture?
I would see if I could install Plymouth https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth/
With grub you just add show splash to the boot line.

You can make your own animated boot splashes if you want.
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:36 PM   #9
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Why? Ignorance is bliss?
 
Old 06-23-2017, 01:55 PM   #10
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On another level, I quite like boot messages, I've got them enabled on one desktop by going into the BIOS and disabling the Splash screen. No idea if this would help you, can't remember if you have the option to substitute something for the Splash screen but it may be worth a look!

Play Bonny!


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Old 06-24-2017, 10:41 AM   #11
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On another level, I quite like boot messages, I've got them enabled on one desktop by going into the BIOS and disabling the Splash screen.
I do the same. Years ago, I noticed a new version of Fedora taking a long time to boot; when I enabled the messages, I saw where it was dithering and was able to search for a solution.
 
  


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