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RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

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C. Cellucci
Occasional Advisor

RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

Hi,
In RHEL 4 when the kernel boots it displays about 4 lines of messages and then a GUI screen takes over until a login prompt is displayed. If I want to see the startup details I need to press the space bar.

I've searched but I can not find any information to turn this booting GUI display off. Is there a way?

Thanks,
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

Try using the "nofb" kernel option.

Edit /etc/grub.conf and add to the kernel options line

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ nofb quiet
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

The real thing is that you have to remove the rhgb option (red hat graphical boot).

The quiet option hides the majority of boot messages before rhgb starts.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ross Minkov
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

...either that or just use "dmesg" after the system boots up to examine the kernel ring buffer.
C. Cellucci
Occasional Advisor

Re: RHEL 4 - Is there setting that will show the OS startup messages

The modifications to grub.conf worked.

Thanks !!