The console cursor at boot keeps blinking if you follow these intstructions. This can be solved by passing vt.global_cursor_default=0 to the kernel (source).
Retaining fsck output
Is there any way to retain the output, to keep a record or a log if fsck does in fact do something drastic? Ordinarily one would > or >> to a file, but are not all filesystems as yet unmounted at this point? quequotion (talk) 15:22, 21 August 2017 (UTC)