alternate install CD should probably not be "quiet" by default

Bug #129010 reported by RichardNeill on 2007-07-29
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

Just a minor suggestion:
  Anyone using the alternate install CD almost certainly wants to read the system messages at boot. May I suggest that the "quiet" kernel parameter should not be included by default? It's very useful when debugging why things don't work.

[Actually, I'd set splash=verbose at all times, even in the regular installer - yes, it *might* scare the occasional newbie to see status messages, but it does help the expert a lot. Furthermore, it provides confirmation that *something* is happening - which is useful if you are doing an install, and just see a blank screen for 2 minutes. ]

Hans Deragon (deragon) wrote :

I confirm and agree that for the Alternative CD, quiet should not be.

Changed in debian-installer:
status: New → Confirmed

In hardy alpha 5, the "quiet" seems to be somehow implicit - at any rate, there is no way to remove it from the command-line as one could previously. It seems that
 quiet, splash=silent
have been forcibly hardcoded in, and the result is that there is no way to get the status messages, no matter what boot parameter I try! So this doesn't only apply to the alternative install disc.

(Also, most distros let you press Esc (when bootsplash is being shown) to see the full boot messages; Ubuntu doesn't.)

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in debian-installer:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The status of this bug has not changed, as can easily be verified by booting an alternate install CD.

Changed in debian-installer:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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