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Re: ubuntu and text boot with grub2

From: Felix Miata
Subject: Re: ubuntu and text boot with grub2
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:17:29 -0400
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On 2012/04/16 19:24 (GMT-0500) Greg White composed:

 >  I have a working grub2 installation with an inconvenience.  I want a text
 >  based boot.  I want to see all of the kernel messages scroll by.  I want a
 >  command prompt and not X.  I edited my /etc/defaults/grub to remove the
 >  quiet and splash options.  Yes I did the update-grub2.  Still no text.  I
 >  added text to end of the kernel line and I get is a black screen.  The
 >  system is responsive to Ctrl-Alt-Delete so I know the system is working
 >  properly.  I removed text and added nomodeset and the system boots to a
 >  graphical login.  I gave up on changing the various grub files to fit my
 >  needs and rerunning update-grub2.

I removed the nomedset parameter and still only get a black screen
until X starts and I get a graphical login.  It looks like I will have to
research KMS on my Intel HD integrated graphics card.  I still want
to see all of the kernel messages even if it is graphical and not text.

On my Kubuntu 11.10/Intel i845G system:

# cat /proc/cmdline

root=UUID=[...] ro noresume splash=verbose address@hidden address@hidden

Produces large text (80x25 mode) initially, then switches to microscopic text (not sure whether 1600x1200 or 1920x1440) before eventually switching to KDM. I've not spent enough time to get the the ttys to actually produce 1152xx864 to get right sized text like is easy to do in Mandriva and openSUSE.

*buntu seems intent on using the display's preferred mode instead of mine. *buntu has always been a major PITA to get decent tty text on, again, unlike in rpm distros I have used or do use. But at least I do get to see boot messages that look like text, even if illegible.
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