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SubjectRe: Removing boot text
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.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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