Ubuntu – Exit Ubuntu Splash Screen


Is there a way to exit the splash screen during boot and view the verbose boot without rebooting?

For future viewers sake: this is for GRUB2 on Ubuntu.

Best Answer

If you use grub2 then the following should do the trick for every installed kernel on every boot:

  • make a backup copy of /etc/default/grub
  • Open up /etc/default/grub as root
  • Change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" (if there is more than only quiet and splash between the quotes, keep it!)
  • save the changes
  • run sudo update-grub
  • reboot

This way this change will even be permanent after a kernel update. Also this is the only way that works in grub2 since boot/grub/menu.lst was in grub1 and is not used anymore in grub2.

More about configuring grub2 in ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

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