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On 01/24/2013 02:36 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> I
> would even argue that we have gone backwards in the Linux world.   For
> example, it seems like every Linux distribution now hides its boot
> time status messages behind a contentless graphical boot image.  The
> result is that users never have a clue what is going on when their
> system is booting.   I understand that we don't want to "scare people
> away", but it seems like in the process we are losing out on educating
> them as well.   If it was truly the case that our computer system
> never required human intervention to make them work, then it wouldn't
> matter; but it seems unlikely that is going to happen any time soon.
I would agree 100% here. I usually set verbose on the kernel boot lines
after installation, but on many distros hitting escape shows the
details. On RHEL you have to do a mouse click.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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