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SubjectRe: Removing boot text


On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Paul Powell wrote:
>
> > We are using Linux as a bootable CD for system
> > configuration. We would like to keep all the
> > information displayed at bootup hidden. The main
> > reason for this is because our users see words such as
> > "error" and "failed" and it bothers them (though there
> > is nothing wrong).
> >
> > Anyone know how other than changing the kernel code?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
>
> The stuff that is written in the kernel by printk() can be configured
> to go to an RS-232C port. This has to be compiled into the kernel.
> You use append="console=ttyS0,BAUDRATE" in LILO configuration. This
> keeps it off the screen.
>
> The stuff written by init, can be eliminated by changing the link
> of /dev/console to point to /dev/null instead of /dev/tty0.

There is a dummy console also, might be in drivers/video because it is
associated with fbdev. That sounds like the best solution..

Jeff




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