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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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