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I'm running an Ubuntu Server, I already have silent enabled in Grub2, so the kernel doesn't show any output.

In addition, I now I want to hide the runlevel/services output. Is that possible?

I don't even mind changing some code in the services system to do this. In other words, the solution doesn't have to be graceful, I just want it to work!

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To disable console output during kernel bootup, use the quiet option on the kernel command line.

The easiest way to achieve this in case if grub is silent:

Edit /etc/default/grub file by adding the kernel parameter:


Then execute following:

sudo update-grub


In case if you want disable usplash graphical splash screen:

Edit /usr/share/initramfs-tools/conf-hooks.d/usplash file by adding following:


Then execute following:

sudo update-initramfs -u
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