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    Question [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    Hi, I've installed OpenSuse 11.4 LXDE.

    I would like to get rid of the BIOS-like text that is displayed in between the OpenSUSE Boot Menu and Boot Splash. In the YaST Boot Loader settings I've found that the option to hide the boot menu actually lengthens the time this text is displayed. Best I've done so far is set the Boot Menu to appear for 1 second. I would like no text to appear if possible.

    The boot up text I'm referring to starts with "root (0,1)..."

    Also when the screen switches from the Boot Splash to the Desktop I sometimes get a no signal detected. I don't think this happened when I initially installed 11.3 LXDE. Is there a fix for this?

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    Smile Re: [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    I don't have a fix for you , but check out this script. It is possible to go directly into one of your grub selections from a reboot. Save this as a text file in the folder /usr/local/bin as root and call it pbs:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    # P.B.S. - Partition Boot Selector - Version 1.1
    # by J. McDaniel for use with Grub Legacy 
    # Reboot from CLI to selective partitions as told by oldcpu
    # Written for openSUSE Forums on 8-22-2010
    
    if [ "$HOME" != "/root" ] ; then
      echo "Root User Permissions are required, Please Enter the ..."
      echo
      sudo $0
    else
      tput clear
      tput setf 7
      tput setb 2
      tput bold
      echo "P.B.S. - Partition Boot Selector Version 1.1 - for Grub Legacy"
      echo
      tput setf 7
      tput setb 1
      echo "Reboot from CLI to selective partitions - Your Choices Are...."
      echo 
      tput sgr0
      grubonce
      echo
      tput setaf 2
      tput bold
      read -p "Please type a single digit option # & press <enter>..(q=Quit): " CHOICE
      if [ "$CHOICE" != "q" ] ; then
        grubonce $CHOICE
        shutdown -r now
      else
        tput clear
        tput sgr0
      fi
    fi
    exit 0
    # End of Script File
    In kde, you could start kwrite as root:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /usr/local/bin/pbs
    Then, after you save the file, open a terminal session and run run the terminal command:

    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/pbs
    Then to use the program, open a terminal session and enter:

    Code:
    pbs
    This is writing something specific to the /boot/grub/default file you might simulate, though the file is reset after each usage. It is something to look at though.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    Isn't this what the kernel option "quiet" is for?
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    Smile Re: [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    Using quiet (a kernel startup option) is said to disable most log messages (though I still see a lot of messages), but has no effect on seeing the grub menu.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    On 2011-05-28 18:36, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >
    > Using quiet (a kernel startup option) is said to disable most log
    > messages (though I still see a lot of messages), but has no effect on
    > seeing the grub menu.


    Set the timeout to zero.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: [Noob] How to tweak boot up

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-05-28 18:36, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >
    > Using quiet (a kernel startup option) is said to disable most log
    > messages (though I still see a lot of messages), but has no effect on
    > seeing the grub menu.


    Set the timeout to zero.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
    When the timeout is set to zero, or the the boot menu is set to hide, or both. The text is displayed for several seconds longer than when it is not.

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