Questions about: plymouth

This one's relatively Easy. It is Ubuntu, so tinkering will be required, Mandatory even. Ubuntu, uses a unique GRUB loader called Plymouth, which creates the unique animation system using an image, and a script to create the bootup images
The above fixes didn't work for me, they didnt go far enough. I've tested this with 13. 04 but the author on his blog used it for lower ubuntu versions
I'd like to be able to disable the Ubuntu splash screen that I see on boot with the indicator meter of progress, and replace that with a text-only readout of the boot up process (such as you can get by hitting the esc key during the splash screen). I