Disable Boot Splash Screen on Ubuntu Desktop Linux

Prefer to see what’s actually happening in the background when Ubuntu Desktop Linux booting up?

  • Wait for Ubuntu to boot, then login and start a Terminal application
  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root, for example: sudo nano /etc/default/grub
  • Remove splash from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT
  • Save the file and close the editor
  • Run sudo update-grub to regenerate the grub config files

Here’s my /etc/default/grub configuration file looks like after I disabled the splash screen:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

I tested this on:

andy@computestick:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

And this is my GRUB version:

andy@computestick:~$ grub-install --version
grub-install (GRUB) 2.02-2ubuntu8.4

If you have any questions, let me know by commenting down below and I’d happy to answer.

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