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For long time, I have been curious about 3 overlapping progress bars during installation of Linux distributions.

I have seen people using 2 overlapping progress bars (one mostly for cache and the other for actual writes). But the 3 bars in Fedora installation always hit my mind.

Is there any specific purpose for each progress bar, or its just for fun?

Most recently, I installed Fedora 16 to try out new Gnome 3.

Three progress bars were:

  1. Dull Blue, which was fastest
  2. Bright Blue, behind it
  3. White, at last
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They signify nothing.

Bear in mind you can hit the up arrow key to see what's actually going on during the boot.

else, you can remove rhgb from the kernel grub line.

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