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Disable splash screen in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

You can disable the splash screen and instead view details about your boot process by following the next steps:
1. Edit grub

sudo vi /etc/default/grub

2. Locate the following line

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

and remove quiet and splash.
After that, the line should look like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

3. Save and exit.

:wq

4. Now update the grub:

sudo update-grub

That’s it!

Howto Change Ubuntu Forced fsck

In Ubuntu the boot hard disk is checked every 20 boots. I have to boot my laptop quite often, so about once a week booting takes more than 10 minutes. This clearly sucks. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this. With tune2fs it is possible to change the interval from mount-times to timed interval:

sudo tune2fs -c 0 -i 1m /dev/sda3

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