Talk:Disable clearing of boot messages

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It may be worth to mention removing flag quiet from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/defaults/grub in order to see the actual boot messages, systemd startup status, etc.. Many users may miss this important step. --Mloskot (talk) 00:19, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

+1. Suggestion: Link to Kernel parameters instead of list for specific bootloader. -- Fengchao (talk) 09:42, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, link would do, but IMO it's also important to give a note explaining that it is about enabling verbose logging of booting process --Mloskot (talk) 13:38, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

On legacy installations running without systemd, there is another solution. To avoid clearing the screen after boot, the /etc/inittab file must be changed. Just add a --noclear option to the getty respawn lines:

c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -8 -s 38400 tty1 linux