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Link to this post 30 Mar 12

Hello To all,

This is a real novice question. I am running Linux Mint 12 kernel version 3.0.0.16-generic. I want to change the startup screen from graphical to text. I was hoping someone could help me and refresh my memory. I looked at a site and it told me to edit a file in the /etc/inittab folder but i remember there was another way. Does anyone know how to change this?

Link to this post 02 Apr 12

Sorry for the delay, but, many of our forum members are on the road. When I want a text based boot in Fedora or Debian Sid I just remove "quiet" from the kernel line in grub. I don't have a Mint install working at the moment, but, since Mint is based on Debian, it should work the same.

Link to this post 02 Apr 12

The file you need to edit (IIRC) following GoinEasy9 suggestion is: /boot/grub/menu.lst

Remove the "quiet" word from the kernel boot line and you should be done with it :)

Link to this post 05 Apr 12

Thanks for the help. I really need to go back and learn more about the Kernel and the file system.

Link to this post 06 Apr 12

Your welcome AmazingGray. We will be here to assist should you run into any problems.

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