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  1. #651
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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Quote Originally Posted by martinbc View Post
    I tried, this is what happened:
    sudo grub
    grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
    Error 15: File not found
    grub>

    But I have double checked and the file is there...
    well,well.....
    I have the same problem,
    and solve it by 3 hours..
    finally,
    the answers is
    grub-gfxboot_0.97-11_i386.deb or elder is in conflict with ubuntu8.10..
    and grub-gfxboot_0.97-35_i386.deb is available.

    enjoy it!

    and then, you may touch the problem "invalid file format!"

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    I don't get the lol, zinc!

    I got the invalid file format but read nothing of it in this thread...simple fix?

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    Smile Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    hi zinc, i found out in launch pad gfxboot version is 0.6.10, and you said that older than 0.6.11 can not be installed in intrepid ? have u try it in your system zinc ? Is the step still the same with have been told in forum ?

    Please let me know cause i would like to install gfxboot in my PC, is it possible to have beautiful 1280x800 resolution with this gfxboot ? any suggestion theme that fix with intrepid ibex and my resolution screen ?

    please let me know ASAP via my email send4m3@yahoo.com... thank you...

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    I'm new to Ubuntu and enter codes in terminal (6to do things) with my fingers crossed all the time. I tried to have this grub screen (with ubugrey) but messed up and had to re-install. Having come across this post perhaps my problem was I'm running 8.10. Any chance of someone who has this working on 8.10 writing up a definitive list of commands for 8.10. Reading through past threads it gets a little confusing for a newbie on what the correct list of commands are. There are little changes over many many pages to try and keep up with.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Hey, can someone post a build of those message.red and message.red2 files from a while back for intrepid? I'm trying to get them to work but most of the packages i find either look bad, don't work (invalid file format) or don't build because of "Unidentified words: fadein, fade \n make [error 10]"

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    any news about this working on the new ubuntu,intrepid?

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    I've been using this for a while now, and it's been working fine. It survived the upgrade to Intrepid. I'm using the message.blusplash from the first post on 64-bit.
    If I'm not being clear enough or giving you enough information, just ask

    "But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up."

    Smooth scrolling for GTK!

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Ok - I've had another go but the more I look into this the more confusing it gets. Many people say there is a bug(?) in Intrepid that will not allow the grub screen to be changed. As a newbie I think I'm reading messages/posts wrong - this is my problem. A key clue appears to be:

    have the same problem,
    and solve it by 3 hours..
    finally,
    the answers is
    grub-gfxboot_0.97-11_i386.deb or elder is in conflict with ubuntu8.10..
    and grub-gfxboot_0.97-35_i386.deb is available.

    enjoy it!

    and then, you may touch the problem "invalid file format!"


    but I'm not sure where (lines of code) this fits in. message.ubugrey looks really nice (could this not be the default Ubuntu splash screen?) but I am really struggling. Has anybody got this working on 8.10? How?

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    I got it working in a fresh install of Intrepid.

    Problems I got were due to -
    * Old version of grub
    * Original tutorial doesn't say to do grub-install
    * message file needed to be recompiled

    This is what I did

    Went to:

    http://www.sidux.com/debian/pool/main/g/grub-gfxboot/

    Downloaded the latest version for my architecture

    sudo apt-get remove grub

    sudo dpkg -i grub-gfxboot_0.97-35_i386.deb

    Note you need to be in the right dir (obviously) and change it to the one for your arch.

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Added: gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.suse

    sudo grub

    grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
    (hdx,y) # this will be the output
    grub> root (hdx,y)
    grub> setup (hdx)

    Obviously you need to change the X and Ys.

    sudo grub-install /dev/sdaX

    This was very important. Didn't work without it. Note the X is not the same number as the x or y in the previous section as grub uses different numbers. You need to look up the correct hard disk to use. It should be the one are booting to.

    Then installed the gfxboot-theme-suse package from synaptic...

    Note: the Ubuntu one didn't work.

    cd /usr/share/gfxboot-theme-suse/
    sudo make
    sudo make install
    cd install
    sudo su
    ls . |cpio -o > /boot/grub/message.suse

    Note: I got errors when compiling the message, but I ignored them and it worked anyway.

    This might no work for everyone, but it should give you a newer version than the original deb and also compile the suse message which also didn't work for me from the original. Plus.... remember grub-install

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    OK, after a bit of playing around I've realised the compiling part was unnecessary. The message file is basically just a archive with stuff in it. It's easy to update. KDE look site has some others

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