[clug] Re: [PCUG-Linux-SIG] Disk Cloning

Boyd Wilding boydwilding at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 12:35:02 GMT 2007

Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and delete the word "splash" from the line of
whichever linux kernel you are selecting from the GRUB menu. Dirty, but it
works. Or you could take off, and nuke usplash from orbit, just to be sure.

On 6/17/07, Brett Worth <brettw at cray.com> wrote:
> Owen wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:24:43 +1000
> > When re-editing /etc/fstab which reads
> >
> > # /dev/hdc1
> > UUID=3ebe4338-e022-4c8b-a896-95e68cc0d305 /               ext3
> > defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1 # /dev/hdc5
> > UUID=f13fdbb9-7e95-4fc8-a3df-7d8b9282b52d none            swap
> > sw              0       0
> Changing these to the hdX devices is the way to go.  The UUID's are OK
> too but I fell like I have more control when using the hdX devices.  I
> do use labels when using a SAN but not for smaller installations.
> When you switch the drive into the primary/master slot the device should
> be hda.  Also given that you used hdc does that mean that you have your
> cdrom installed as primary/slave?  If it were me I'd put the cdrom in as
> secondary master and have your hard drives as primary/master and
> primary/slave.  I could be doing this based on old information but I
> think having a cdrom on the same IDE controller as a hard disk can slow
> that hard disk down.  You can use hdparm -t /dev/hdX to  check before
> and after to see if the performance is improved.
> Also one thing I didn't say was to make sure you do a mkswap on the new
> swap partition.
> I dont know what the kernel option is under ubuntu to get rid of the
> splash screen.  Under fedora you remove the rhgb from the kernel options
> and under SuSE you say "splash=silent" I think.  Someone on a forum said
> to remove the usplash package.
> Brett
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