Fresh 9.04 install - no "Ubuntu" splash (solved)

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Sun Jun 7 00:03:36 UTC 2009

Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> So, after sorting the above issues,  a functioning system was arrived at 
> - with one glitch: no "Ubuntu" splash image whilst booting. I've done 
> the obvious:
> 1/ md5sum of the .iso (ok)
> 2/ run "update-grub" - and while it states "Searching for splash image 
> ... none found"... my upgraded from 8.10 systems say the same thing (and 
> they do show the image).
Ok, figured this out (thanks to a suggestion from one of the guys at work).

It turns out that the splash image was being shown - but most of it was 
off the display. The screen is a HP 20" (1680x1050) widescreen, and 
after fooling around with various vga= options in the boot line I got to 
see the splash image (but not centered correctly). Looks like this 
screen does not support some of the later VESA modes... so for now I've 
just removed the whole splash business and let it show the boot messages.

Useful article here:



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