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I know there was a way to do the above in Fedora. I cannot for the life of me remember what the key was; nor can I find documentation via a web search.

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

Alt + d works also. I remember it as "details".

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Ah, easier to remember! – Belmin Fernandez Oct 6 '11 at 22:04
  • Interrupt the GRUB by hitting the Esc key
  • Press e to edit
  • Remove the rhgb quiet at the kernel line
  • Enter and hit b to continue booting
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I follow the above command but when i dot that. Is going to command mode and showing different services are starting, but at the bottom it is getting stuck saying starting certmonager and the cursor is continuous blinking. after that i wait and wait but noting happens – varun Sep 17 '15 at 9:18

If I understand what you are asking, you should just be able to hit ESC to show the startup messages. To make it go away permanently, remove "rhgb" from the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf.

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You may want to edit the kernel line in your grub setup when you boot. Just remove the rhgb

The changes are not permanent.

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Just found out: Control+End seems to work on virtual machines.

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