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[SOLVED] Silent boot with frugal system

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Re: Silent boot

#11 Post by thomasl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:04 am

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dmesg | grep "Command line:"
does the job. Will put this into /etc/default/rcS and check.
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Re: Silent boot

#12 Post by thomasl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:49 am

Still doesn't work, so I've put this line

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echo "INIT: --- $init ---" > /run/rc_init.log
before the offending line and checked rc_init.log. Guess what? $init appears to be empty! So that grep check is never run. Tested this by

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dmesg | grep "Command line:" | grep -qw hush && exec >> /run/rc.log 2>&1 || true
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[ "$init" ] && dmesg | grep "Command line:" | grep -qw hush && exec >> /run/rc.log 2>&1 || true
and this indeed disables the boot messages.

However... I don't know whether this is a dangerous thing to do...!?!

Obviously there are quite some subtle (and probably a few not so subtle) differences between an installed system and a live system...
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Re: Silent boot

#13 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:51 am

I don't think its dangerous, you're just hiding the messages instead of checking with the true/false init check.
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Re: Silent boot

#14 Post by thomasl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:05 pm

@dolphin_oracle: I take your word for it ;)

I'll mark this as solved and perhaps a hint in the Wiki might help others who want a silent live system.
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