Recently I setup a new box with Debian 8 Jessie (I used Debian 6 and 7 on other boxes). I was disappointed to see the startup messages only on 2 or 3 text lines. No more list of startup services written "OK" or "Failed", or filesystem details with fsck etc.
Searched the web, I found to remove the "quiet" option from the /etc/default/grub file. I did that, recovered the messages I used to see on previous versions but also a lot of garbage, making the text scrolling so fast I couldn't read anything.
I liked to see the "light" messages before to have an overview of the box health when restarting. How could I have this back on Jessie ? (Checked on the older boxes, the "quiet" option was present, so it seems the difference is not there).
I don't care about having a "beautiful" startup screen, these are only servers ...
Thanks for your help