I boot Linux in text mode, with all the boot-time messages showing. There are several reasons for this, but one is that I want to be able to see any errors that might arise — boot-time errors aren't otherwise shown to the user.
However, many Linux distros, including Debian and Ubuntu, clear the screen before showing a login prompt, making it impossible to read the last few messages or find any errors.
Some years back, I looked into why this was happening, and found the
answer in Stop
Clearing My God Damned Console. It comes down to a line in
Change that to
TTYVTDisallocate=no and the terminal
will stop clearing before you log in.
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