After these years of Suse experience I just decided to get back to the good ol ubuntu.
I installed dapper that I have been recommending to so many people.
I simply did not like the resolution of the boot messages. Looking at the boot messages
or doing a dmesg will reveal a lot.
But this new resolution just flew by where I could only see the least amount of info.
Fixed it by modifying /boot/grub/menu.lst
changes to make so that you would get a better resolution of the boot messages are
add a vga= xx to the place where menu.lst lists kopt= or kernel=
Where xx is the value in hex depending upon the resolution of your monitor
640×480 – 785
800×600 – 788
1024×768 – 791
1152×864 – 355
1280×1024 – 794
1600×1200 – 798
After this reboot to check out changes
At times a vga= normal would be ideal.
Other things to make ubuntu better during the boot process are
- change the timeout before the default OS is loaded(dual boot)
- change the bootsplash