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  1. #11
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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    Suggested edit for those that have a separate /boot partition. In the instructions where it says:

    Code:
    ## Splash image!
    splashimage (hdX,Y)/boot/grub/images/usplash.xpm.gz
    Since the root of the boot is already /boot, the relative path would be (hdX,Y)/grub/images/usplash.xpm.gz, so the code should look like this.

    Code:
    ## Splash image!
    splashimage (hdX,Y)/grub/images/usplash.xpm.gz
    For those of you that had copied word for word like me and ended up with a garbled screen...

    Cheers

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    Quote Originally Posted by todw1fd
    For those of you that had copied word for word like me and ended up with a garbled screen...
    Sorry about that!

    This is now added to the guide. Thanks a lot for pointing that out! I've never done a clean Ubuntu install on a disk, I always partitioned it myself as I have multiboot. Does Ubuntu create a separate boot partition by default?

    Quote Originally Posted by Get
    Hmm, I only get stripes on the screen
    Stripes as in weird ASCII characters or as in weird bitmap?

    You may have selected the wrong device to load the image from. If you know what disk it is in for example fstab you have to exchange hda for hd0, hdb for hd1 etc and partition 1 for partition 0. Grub has a -1 offset compared to the usual way.
    Last edited by Eproxus; April 28th, 2005 at 09:45 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    It didn't work for me either...

    I just got a loading grub with a weird background in the upper left corner of my screen.

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    Quote Originally Posted by thechitowncubs
    It didn't work for me either...

    I just got a loading grub with a weird background in the upper left corner of my screen.
    How are your disks partitioned? What does your /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab look like?

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    I have been using this splash for a few monthes - they rock
    great guide btw.
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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    I used "hd(0,0)/boot/...." but hd(0,0) is boot
    But now is it sloved

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    Nice how-to, but a bit more complicated than necessary

    Debian-based distros have a little utiity script called "update-grub" that will automagically detect and include any file called "splash.xpm.gz". The tip could go like this:

    Code:
    bash-$ sudo cp usplash.xpm.gz /boot/grub
    
    bash-$ cd /boot/grub
    
    bash-$ sudo ln -s usplash.xpm.gz splash.xpm.gz
    
    bash-$ sudo update-grub
    Why use a symbolic link? I have several splashscreens and change them whenever I feel like it. BTW, here is a small project for someone with determination: writing a small script that rotates through an splashscreen collection. Hint: use dash, and the @reboot feature of Vixie's cron, see crontab(5) for details ...

    On the other hand, if you don't have "update-grub" in your system, you need to do it by hand.

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    <shamless-plug>
    Or you could use this nice front end for adding splash images or selection menu colors: http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=795
    </shameless-plug>

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    Great info! This I had no knowledge off, obviously.

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    Re: HOWTO: Grub splash images.

    thanks for tip, it's work fine

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