Configure Ubuntu to be Verbose at Boot

Configure Ubuntu to output more verbosely to the screen at boot.

GRUB 2

Configure GRUB 2 /etc/default/grub:

# How long to time out showing blank screen. Commenting this out or setting no value 
# after the = sign means the menu will be displayed for the number of seconds 
# designated by GRUB_TIMEOUT. 
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=
# Setting to false means grub menu will be displayed
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false
# How many seconds the grub menu will be displayed 
# before defaulting the value set in GRUB_DEFAULT
GRUB_TIMEOUT=5
# Remove the kernel parameters "quiet" and "splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
# Disable graphical terminal
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

After updating, run

update-grub

to create a new /boot/grub/grub.cfg file.

My System Configuration

  • Linux Mint 16 Petra x86 64-bit

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