TWEAKING the BOOTSPLASH
You will have noticed that modern distros use a bootsplash with a progress bar when you go past Lilo or Grub . . . . Then you can press F2 or Esc to switch to "verbose" mode and see the messages.
Now there are a few settings you can change to influence the bootsplash. If you have one with a progress bar ( SUSE, Mandrake, PCLos ) you will see in the /etc/lilo.conf in the append-line there is "splash=silent" . . . I do not like the progress bar and want to see the boot messages all the time, but still have the fancy background: "splash=verbose" is the setting I did put in there.
If you want the old-fashion boot screen, black with text, "splash=0" or "splash=native" or just "splash= " will work . . .
splash=silent ( for the progress bar )
splash=verbose ( for the boot messages on colored background )
splash=0 ( for the boot messages on a black background like the old days )
splash=native ( the same )
splash=( also the same )
Have fun !
-- Sep 7 2004 ( Revised Dec 13 2005 ) --