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 gedit /etc/default/grub
For Ubuntu flavors or based systems, replace
gedit with your system text editor.
When the files opens, do:
splashfrom 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:
Option 2. Configure Grub via Grub Customizer:
The popular graphical configuration tool offers ability to change the boot parameters.
Firstly, install Grub Customizer either in Ubuntu Software 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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