Friday, April 03, 2009

How to prevent graphical grub menu on startup

I just discovered by accident, that holding down left shift during mandriva bootup from install cd prevents the graphical boot loader from starting.  It also provides debugging output for grub if you are booting from HDD.

I wish I knew this awhile ago, as it would have helped with installing Mandriva as a guest inside KVM where the graphical grub menu would always kill the virtual machine.


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