Disabling graphical boot and starting applications early

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 10 16:43:57 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-10 07:11 (GMT-0500) Tom H composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2012-12-09 18:54 (GMT-0500) Tom H composed:

>>> Daniel Dalton wrote:

>>>> So do I replace
>>>> with:
>>>> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ro root=/dev/sda splash=verbose noplymouth"

>> Exactly? root=/dev/sda will almost never be an appropriate cmdline argument,
>> and probably has no business in any GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT either.

>>> No
>>> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash=verbose noplymouth"
>>> although I'd like to see where these values are documented. An initrd
>>> built with initramfs-tools doesn't parse for them and "init --help"
>>> doesn't list them.

>> Note I mentioned the version I use. I haven't seen Tom H or Daniel D mention
>> in this thread what they're using. Grub2 is a moving target. Docs can't be
>> expected to remain the same for the 5 releases from 10.10 to now.

> I've been using grub2 since the alpha release of 9.04 and I've never
> seen these things documented. Maybe I didn't look in the right
> places...
> Anyway, AFAIK, the variables on the "linux" line in "grub.cfg" aren't
> grub-related. They're used by the initramfs, init (for example
> "init=/sbin -v"), or the kernel (for example "ipv6.disable=1").

...which explains why Grub docs would be the wrong places to look. splash= is 
probably as old as non-framebuffer boot, at least a decade. noplymouth is 
probably as old as Plymouth, something like 4 years IIRC.
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