Could someone explain a "Won't Fix" bug resolution re ubuntu-boot-experience?

Robbie Williamson robbie at
Tue Oct 6 19:12:38 UTC 2009

Apologies for this.  While the systems startup text is normal, e.g. the
fsck stuff, the kernel messages are not, e.g. the usb stuff.  I've dup'd
this to bug 438335.   Furthermore, if you'd like to improve the boot
experience, I suggest doing the following:

1) Convert to Grub2
- sudo upgrade-from-grub-legacy

2) Relocate your console messages from tty1 to tty6
- sudo vi /etc/default/grub
- Add "console=tty6" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT:
     "quiet splash console=tty6"
- save and quit
- sudo update-grub

3) Enable usplash at boot
- sudo -i
- echo USPLASH=y > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/usplash.conf
- update-initramfs -u

Please let me know if that improves things.


On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 20:20 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote: 
> Hi all,
> If someone feels so inclined I would be happy if I could get an
> explanation about a bug resolution, to improve my understanding of what
> to expect from the new Karmic boot process. Thanks in advance.
> In response to the karmic beta announcement [1] which asked for bugs to
> be filed regarding the boot experience I filed bug 443282 [2].
> The beta announcement read:
> "Boot Experience
> We've done some work on improving the overall look and feel of booting
> the system. Please open bugs with the tag "ubuntu-boot-experience" on
> any messages you see flashed after grub loads and before the new Ubuntu
> Splash screen (xsplash) displays."
> My boot experience is documented in the bug report (with video). In
> short, I see lots of console text messages followed late in the boot by
> what I guess is xsplash (?). Yet the bug report was closed as "Won't
> Fix" with the comment, "The text is normal".
> I just don't get it, I guess
> Kind regards
> Mario
> [1]
> [2]

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