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Ubuntu Lucid: Disable boot splash

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When you boot into Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04), you only get a splash screen. You can’t see the boot messages. To disable the splash and show the boot messages, you need to edit grub.

Note: If you had upgraded from an earlier Ubuntu version, you might still be having the older grub version. See this guide to upgrade to grub2.

Open /etc/default/grub for editing and remove “quiet splash” options from the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT property.

For example, if your grub has this line:


Change it to this:


Then run this command to update grub2:

sudo update-grub

Written by anonir

August 8, 2010 at 12:26

Posted in Linux, Ubuntu

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  1. In Ubuntu 10.04 there is no such file as

    Denis M. Wilson

    November 8, 2010 at 22:19

  2. thnx.
    its works on ubuntu 11.04 ….

    micro small

    September 1, 2011 at 02:57

  3. […] the splash screen, so we get some meaningful information. Information is here and here. For the record, just removing the theme is not sufficient. changing in […]

  4. @Denis M. Wilson

    There absolutely is a /etc/default/grub in 10.04

    John Barker

    February 10, 2012 at 06:21

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