A basic question regarding grub display options

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 27 16:47:10 UTC 2011

On 27 September 2011 17:38, PM <ubuntu.bkn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To disable the memory test options, remove the memtest86+ package.
> Yes, I would remove, but I didn't install that package, might be in the
> default installation, it was there, so must be having some utility!

It allows a memory test, this cannot be done fully after logging in
which is why it is provided here.

>> To disable the recovery mode option, set GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY=true in
>> /etc/default/grub (or GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_RECOVERY=true in Ubuntu 10.10
>> and earlier) and run 'sudo update-grub'.
> Would it be not required in the future too?

If you ever had problems that prevented a normal boot then it is
easier to recover if this option is still in you boot options.  With
linux you can do anything you like, so it is up to you to decide
whether to take the risk.


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