On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 10:30:56AM +1000, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
[snip] feeling pedantic this evening.....
Fedora Core 1 now uses a graphical interface while booting. The graphical boot> screen
will appear once the kernel has loaded. Graphical booting is
controlled by the GRAPHICAL line in the /etc/sysconfig/init file; set it to
"no" to permanently disable graphical booting. In addition, the parameter
rhgb must be appended to your bootloader command line.
In the interests of minimizing ambiguity, this should be rewritten as:
"Fedora Core 1 now uses a graphical interface while booting. The
graphical boot screen will appear once the kernel has loaded as long as
the following options have been enabled:
1) "rhgb" has been appended to your bootloader kernel command line, e.g.,
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.8 root=/dev/hda2 ro rhgb
2) the GRAPHICAL line in your /etc/sysconfig/init has been set to
"yes",e.g., GRAPHICAL = "yes".
If you wish to permanently disable graphical boot, set the GRAPHICAL
line to "no" in /etc/sysconfig/init."
More wordy but more precise, methinks. Despite this, I think rhgb should be
set for rhgb by default for the upcoming golden FC1 release. Those who want to
kill it can read the README and do it for themselves, whereas newbies will
freak. I generally frown on the dumbing down of linux and I railed
against rhgb at first but I can see the rationale for attracting
newbies. I will never use rhgb but many will.
P.S. - yes, I hate LABEL in my bootloader ;))