The 9.10 boot loader progress bar

Amahdy mrjava.javaman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 19:01:40 GMT 2010


>>If something goes wrong, I can always hit esc to make the GRUB menu come
up at boot and edit the entry to remove "quiet splash" to see the messages
for debugging.

How can you determine "If something goes wrong"? in many situations I can't
know if something getting wrong or not maybe everything is ok and the system
loads but there is somehting hidden there that I never noticed...

For example couple of years ago, my previous laptop had "fedora 10", and I
noticed that fedora attempt to load some bluetooth device while my laptop
doesn't have any bluetooth in it, I'd never notice that without the
text-loader and although everything works but there is a little thing out
there to remove to at least make things better than it could be ...

My brother (a newbie) once asked me why there is a [FAILED] in the fedora 11
loading, when I fixed it he told me that since months he thought that his
modem is broken and doesn't work and he would never change his mind until he
-as a matter of curiosity- asked me about this [FAILED]! the point is: he is
not technical but he noticed something and just wanted to report it...



-- Amahdy AbdElAziz
IT & Development Manager
3D Diagnostix Inc. www.3ddx.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/amahdyabdelaziz



On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 20:02, Vishnoo <drkvi-a at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 19:03 +0200, Amahdy wrote:
> > Here is the middle of thing, have the splash splitted out into two
> > parts, the upper is the graphical splash and the lower part is the
> > traditional text-boot with [green(OK)] or [red(fail)]
> > Even maybe with a scrollbar to scroll through the log if needed...
> >
> > I'd love to contribute this idea, but as you may have noticed I'm just
> > brand new here and don't even know the programming language used :D
> >
> This boot animation/graphical splash will most probably be decided by
> the Canonical design team. [as was done for Karmic]
>
> They decided to drop the progress bar since it was not accurate at
> showing the progress [starts , zooms , stops , zooms again] and not
> really necessary.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Vish
>
>
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