grub.conf options

g geleem at
Thu Oct 8 18:37:38 UTC 2009

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:

> Thanks to all for your help.  I will now remove "quiet" and see what 
> happens.  I always try to get some documentation *before* making 
> modifications to important files so as to avoid unwelcome side effects.


apoligies that does not have full documentation in their grub manual.
i pulled it for other reasons and never read all of it.

this is a part of my multi boot of /boot/grub/grub.conf on /dev/sda1;

## splashimage=(hd1,8)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
## hiddenmenu
password --md5 $1$m4adxwf$nTJScRjFrELXaus4SZ6M24.

title fedora 8 ( sdb6
        root (hd1,5)
        kernel (hd1,0)/vmlinuz- ro \
          root=/dev/sdb6 devfs=nomount resume=/dev/sdb2 acpi=force vga=794
#  rhgb quiet
        initrd (hd1,0)/initrd-
title Fedora 11 ( sdb8
        root (hd1,7)
        kernel (hd1,0)/vmlinuz- ro \
          root=UUID=6c93a3b0-4258-4af9-b47a-d6720450268b acpi=force vga=794
##  rhgb quiet
        initrd (hd1,0)/initrd-
title Scientific Linux SL 5.2 (2.6.18-128.7.1.el5) sda1
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.7.1.el5 ro \
          root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda2 acpi=force vga=794
# root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-128.7.1.el5.img
title Scientific Linux SL 5.2 (2.6.18-128.7.1.el5) sdb10
        root (hd1,9)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.7.1.el5 ro \
          root=/dev/hdb10 devfs=nomount resume=/dev/hdb2 acpi=force vga=794
# root=LABEL=/12 rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-128.7.1.el5.img

note that each 'kernel' line ends with 'vga=794'. on a 19" crt, this gives me
a screen size of 52 rows x 120 columns, which makes for easy watching of boot
and shutdown progress. [ '\' added to for email line break. ]


peace out.



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