I have some minimal linux systems that spew much information on bootup, and I would like to suppress nearly all output during the boot sequence.
Ideally, I would like to have the system print 'Loading...' and display no more, but specifically what I want to suppress is the 'Starting foobard [ OK ]'.
The system is based on centos, and the kernel does not have 'framebuffer' capabilities required for most of the 'nice splash boot' projects to work.
Ideas I've considered:
- Switching to another virtual terminal - but I can't seem to do this until /etc/rc.sysinit has run, which is too late.
- Echoing ansi codes that make the text invisible. This doesn't seem to work. I've tried ^[[8m and ^[[24;25r and neither of these worked.