[Gllug] silent bootup

Martin A. Brooks martin at hinterlands.org
Sun Sep 10 11:36:37 UTC 2006

salsaman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am working on an embedded system which needs to boot up as silently 
> as possible - i.e. minimal output on the console.
> Is there a way to stop the output of the normal bootup messages on 
> system start ?

There's a "quiet" option you can pass to the kernel.

> I'm also getting some little "penguin" images at the top of the screen 
> - it's not the splash screen, which I have disabled. While very cute 
> for a desktop system, they are not so cute on an embedded machine. 
> I've not been able to find out how to get rid of those either.

Disable the framebuffer, also a kernel option.
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