Ubuntu – Change default settings


After the installation of an Ubuntu system you should change the settings in /etc/defaut/rcS .

Change the clock settings, if you are using UTC for the hardware clock, enable verbose logging during the boot process and enable the automatic check for fileystems if an error occures.


You should also change the settings in /etc/default/grub to get rid of the splash screen. Delete the characters between the „“ for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and enable the console with the variable GRUB_TERMINAL. Comment GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT and set GRUB_TIMEOUT to 10 seconds. The grub menu is shown for 10 seconds and then the boot of the default image starts.


Updated: 18/09/2013 — 14:28