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Old 02-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Trying to remove lilo/kernel boot messages for custom system

Hi All,

Hope this is the right section (couldn't see a compile/source section). I'm trying to create a customised system and am looking to hide as many boot messages as possible.

I know this is bad for debugging boot problems, but in this case, it's what I'm looking to do.

I've added -setterm -foreground black to /etc/rc.d/rc.S and then set it back to green in /etc/rc.d/rc.local and that has helped.

I've also added the quiet option to the lilo boot loader.

Just one thing that is annoying me. When I select the kernel to load at the lilo menu, The screen clears and then I see this.

Loading Linux...............................
BIOS Data Check Successful

So, I downloaded the source for both lilo and linux kernel, and then ran a grep -r to search for either "Loading Lunix" and "BIOS Data Check Successful"

Can't find them anywhere?

I'm confused, does anyone know where this message is coming from?

Any help would be great.

Old 03-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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Those are LILO messages AFAIK. But the words are not together in the source code. Check for example the file second.S.
I have no idea if you can configure something or have to edit the source (and I'm not using LILO right now.)
Good luck.


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