Here’s a simple way of changing your Ubuntu server so it won’t be using the splash screen. Great for seeing console, if you’re not using VESA or just plain being old school.


# sudo nano /etc/grub/menu.lst

look for

# defoptions= quiet splash

change it to – important leave the # in the line.

# defoptions=

now just run the grub updating tool and you’ll start up without the splash

# sudo update-grub

Easy eh?