With Debian 9.9 and GNOME 3.22, I'm trying to load the OS without boot menu. I've installed plymouth to show a graphical loading and set this options in grub:


But for a split second, I still see some kind of grub menu. This time with no options.

What I see is an image located here /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png, and a text that says

loading linux 4.9.0-9-amd64...
loading initial memory image...

Then plymouth theme is shown and normal boot happens.

Is it possible to hide this? I would like to just see the theme


A suggested solution from https://askubuntu.com/questions/248/how-can-i-show-or-hide-boot-messages-when-ubuntu-starts...

...for just a (usually) black screen, try:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=quiet   #Don't show Ubuntu bootup text
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="console=tty12" #Don't show kernel text
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    if I remove splash then plymouth is not showing....If I do the tty12 thing, then computer halts when trying to show plymouth – Matías Cánepa Jul 3 '19 at 16:58
  • now I can't boot – Matías Cánepa Jul 3 '19 at 17:00
  • i'ts like plymouth is broken now and can't boot. how can I fix this? I need to edit grub – Matías Cánepa Jul 3 '19 at 17:04
  • What is displayed? Is it just displaying a blank screen? – David Yockey Jul 3 '19 at 17:19
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    Booting from a live distro and editing /etc/default/grub from there may get around the problem, as suggested at ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1650021. (I get that your's is Debian, but Ubuntu info seems to be what's turning up.) – David Yockey Jul 3 '19 at 17:37

Try setting

GRUB_TERMINAL=console, once it is showing this png file!

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