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Booting in Text Mode with GRUB2

Usually GRUB’s auto detection of the possible screen resolutions works well, but it can be a bit of a pain in the rear when it doesn’t! As a result I normally configure my servers to boot in text mode which … Continue reading

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Changing network device names

The latest versions of the kernel now rely on the BIOS enumeration of device names which means that the name of the network interface can change depending on your bus configuration (specifically where your network interface is connected).

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Disable Graphical Startup

I generally prefer to disable the graphical splash screen at startup so I can see the console messages as the system boots – not very pretty, but if there is a problem you should see an error message.

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Enable verbose startup messages in Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

By default Debain no longer displays the any output while the system is booting, however it can be quite useful to see what is going on particularly when trying to debug a system that isn’t behaving.

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