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How do I disable this? I'm using Suse 10.0 Eval. I'm not talking about the GRUB splash Screen that's visible when you're choosing which OS to boot into, I'm talking ...
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    Boot Splash Screen


    How do I disable this? I'm using Suse 10.0 Eval.

    I'm not talking about the GRUB splash Screen that's visible when you're choosing which OS to boot into, I'm talking about the one that's visible after you've chosen to boot into Linux.

    I have already tried setting the option in KDE control center to disable splash screen but still every time I boot I get the splash screen and have to hit "Esc" to make it go away.

    TIA

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    You might want to make an edit to your /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Make another entry by copying the existing one for booting, but in the copy remove the splash=silent and the line with initrd and rename the title to something like Suse w/o splash. Then see how thing goes when you select it at boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    You might want to make an edit to your /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Make another entry by copying the existing one for booting, but in the copy remove the splash=silent and the line with initrd and rename the title to something like Suse w/o splash. Then see how thing goes when you select it at boot.
    Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get home.

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    OK, I treid that and it didn't work. My menu.lst already had a line that said splash=silent.

    Here is the section from my menu.lst:

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title SUSE LINUX 10.0
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x31a selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent
    initrd /boot/initrd

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    i think you misread that... you must remove the "splash=silent"

    Silent means that it will show the splashscreen and not show you the boot messages (because theyre silent ).

    splash=verbose will show you the messages and a little ribbon of splashscreen at the bottom i think


    I have no idea why you would remove the initrd though it shouldnt have anything to do with the splashscreen?

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    OK, something really wierd is happening!

    I went to my /boot directory to look for my grub.conf file and I found that I have dozens of nested boot directories!

    Check this out:



    It keeps going like that!

    Whaddoidonow coach? This can't be good! :P

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    OK, I changed /etc/grub.conf , I edited the line that said "splash=0" so that it read "splash=verbose" and yet I still get the splash screen!

    I'm beginning to believe that there's a ghost in my machine. Maybe he lives in one of those nested boot directories!

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    The nested boot directory is normal, it's incase you put an extra /boot in your bootloader's configuration, the kernel will still boot.

    Try and put this stanza above the one you currently use in your menu.lst file (can also be grub.conf -- depending on the system):
    #nelamvr6's splashless boot

    title SUSE LINUX 10.0 --- w/o bootsplash
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda2
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    The nested boot directory is normal, it's incase you put an extra /boot in your bootloader's configuration, the kernel will still boot.

    Try and put this stanza above the one you currently use in your menu.lst file (can also be grub.conf -- depending on the system):
    #nelamvr6's splashless boot

    title SUSE LINUX 10.0 --- w/o bootsplash
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda2
    Thanks for the info!

    I did finalle succeed in eliminating the splash screen.

    I changed the /boot/grub/menu.lst file as was already recommended here, now it reads "splash-verbose" and that did the trick.

    Thanks guys for all your help!

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    Glad you have it up and running
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