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Monday, May 7, 2012

[ubuntu] Grub Text Mode (How to remove purple screen?)

I'm really hoping someone can help as I've been pulling my hair out for days trying to figure this out. I've removed quiet and splash from /etc/default/grub, run update-grub and update-initramfs -u as root, but for the life of me, I can't see the system text when the server boots.

It seems like the text is not visible, or perhaps a background is in front of the text. I just don't know. When I shut down, it drops to text mode, but I really want to see the status of things as it boots up. I edited the plymouth script to change the startup background to grey, and I've even tried to hardcode the colors in 05_debian in /etc/grub.5 (I think). Has anyone got Ubuntu 12.04 to display a text startup?


1 comment:

  1. Uncomment #GRUB_TERMINAL=console from /etc/default/grub