Disable Startup Animation & Show Boot Message in Ubuntu 24.04/22.04

Last updated: April 26, 2024

Since Ubuntu 20.04, it shows your computer manufacturer logo on startup. It’s however easy to remove it, as well display the blank and white boot text message.

The Grub boot-loader offers option to toggle the settings in its configuration file. You can either manually edit the file or using a graphical tool called Grub Customizer.

NOTE: This tutorial will replace startup animation with blank while text message! If you still want the animation screen, see this new tutorial instead.

Option 1. Manually configure Grub bootloader:

Firstly, search for and open terminal from system app launcher. When it opens, run command to edit the Grub configuration file:

sudo gnome-text-editor /etc/default/grub

For Ubuntu 22.04 and earlier, replace gnome-text-editor with gedit in command. Or, use nano instead that works in all other Desktop environments.

When the files opens, do:

  • Remove quiet and splash from line ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”‘. Keep other parameters if any. In my case, it will be GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=””.
  • (Optional) Enable GRUB_TERMINAL=”console” by removing # at the beginning. NOTE this will disable the boot-menu theme if any.

Finally apply changes by running command:

sudo update-grub

Option 2. Configure Grub via Grub Customizer:

The popular graphical configuration tool offers ability to change the boot parameters.

NOTE: Since Ubuntu 22.04, Grub Customizer is removed from system repository. You need to run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to add the developer’s PPA first:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Then, refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

Finally, install Grub Customizer either in Ubuntu Software (for 20.04 & earlier) or by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install grub-customizer

Next, launch the tool and navigate to ‘General settings‘ tab. There you can easily remove the ‘quiet’ and ‘splash’ boot parameters. And optionally enable ‘GRUB_TERMINAL=”console”‘.

Click on Save button. Changes will take effect at next boot!


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