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  1. #501
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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    I have compiled another one.
    It has an Ubuntu version as well.
    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...?content=71735

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Okay, I've had it. I admit it, I'm slightly ubuntu retarded and can't get this for the life of me. Can anymore personalize these parts for me. I've been trying and trying. And have read the first 20 or so pages and last 5 of this thread. But i'm giving in, and need some help.

    sudo grub

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


    grub-install /dev/hda????

    my fdisk -l


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 13 104391 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 * 14 673 5295104 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda3 1956 19457 140584815 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 674 1955 10297665 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 * 674 1700 8249346 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 1701 1955 2048256 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    find /boot/grub/stage1 returns hd0,4...which seems wrong


    give a poor sap a clue?

    thanks

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Never mind. I finally figured it out.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Quote Originally Posted by merlwiz79 View Post
    I have compiled another one.
    It has an Ubuntu version as well.
    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...?content=71735

    sweet! ....thanks merlwiz. =D>

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Quote Originally Posted by fooman View Post
    sweet! ....thanks merlwiz. =D>
    No problem.
    If any one has suggestions for other gfxboot menus, post them here or at the link.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    OK I'm dyslectic so I can never follow any instructions correctly without doing something wrong in between the steps. Can somebody point out what exactly I'm doing wrong.
    I've tested it on Debian Etch which failed so now I'm finally testing it on Ubuntu Feisty. Using this kernel version.
    Code:
    bill@gates:~$ uname -r
    2.6.20-16-generic
    These are the steps I've done, which doesn't work at all. Also in case there was something wrong with message.suse I also tried the same procedures with message.ububrown


    1.)
    I downloaded these files which was shown on the first page.
    http://quasarfreak.googlepages.com/g....97-5_i386.deb
    http://quasarfreak.googlepages.com/message.suse

    2.)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove grub
    3.)
    Then I navigated to the folder where the gfxboo_0.97*.deb file is located and did this.
    Code:
    dpkg -i grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.deb
    4.)
    Code:
    cp message.ububrown /boot/grub
    5.)
    Code:
    cp /boot/grub/menu.lst menu.lst_backup
    6.)
    Code:
    nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    And added this to the very top of the menu.lst file:
    gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.ububrown

    # menu.lst - See: grub('8'), info grub, update-grub('8')
    # grub-install('8'), grub-floppy('8'),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    ...
    ...
    7.)
    Code:
    $ sudo grub
    8.)
    Code:
    grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
     (hd0,1)
    
    grub> root (hd0,1)
     Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
    
    grub> setup (hd0)
     Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
     Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
     Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
     Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"...  17 sectors are embedded.
    succeeded
     Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+17 p (hd0,1)/boot/grub/stage2
    /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded
    Done.
    
    grub> quit
    9.)
    This didn't work!
    Code:
    bill@gates:~/src/GfxBoot$ sudo grub-install /dev/hd0
    /dev/hd0: Not found or not a block device.
    10.)
    I also navigated to where the file was in /boot/grub and chmodded it. No difference!
    Code:
    sudo chmod 755 message.ububrown
    11.)
    Code:
    $ sudo reboot
    Nada, zilch, nein, no nothing GRUB remains unmodified help please.
    Last edited by jingo811; December 17th, 2007 at 06:57 PM.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    It should be sudo grub-install /dev/hda or sudo grub-install /dev/sda.
    Everything else looks fine.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Tnx merlwiz79 that solved it for me! The author of this thread should really put that in the first page tutorial so ppl don't have to read through 50 pages of threads before finding this out.

    Next can someone link all the information needed to make your own customized GfxBoot. Reading this long technical document isn't really my tea of cup. Nor do I know how to read german.
    usr/share/doc/gfxboot/gfxboot.html

    Quote Originally Posted by kno View Post
    sudo apt-get install gfxboot gfxboot-theme-ubuntu

    then you'll find help and examples (to compile ) in :
    /usr/share/doc/gfxboot/
    /usr/share/gfxboot/themes/

    A tutorial :
    http://www.andreas-loibl.de/content/...oot/index.html
    I like visual tutorials. Until then I guess I'll try swapping the images in the message.suse file the Footissimo way.
    Last edited by jingo811; December 17th, 2007 at 08:39 PM.

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    Quote Originally Posted by Footissimo View Post
    Made a mod of the SuSE GFXBoot theme. Basically its a mash up of this SVG icon by Sairitupac Vasquez and this wallpaper by Paul Beyens.

    I know nothing about QEMU, EMU or any flightless birds so I just took a screenie with me mobile. If some kind person fancies running it through a virtual PC thingy and doing a screenie then that would be much appreciated. (thanks Kno) There are two problems with it:

    1) There is a slight artifact around the ubuntu icon - I've spent hours brushing to minimise JPG artifacts, but there's only so much I can do..it should be barely noticeable now. Its due to the complexity of the background - if people like this then I'll do another on a plainer background and get the logo 100%

    2) The original SuSE theme screws up a little if you scroll down the kernel / OS options - seems to be because that panel needs to be shoved to the left a bit or made into 1024x768 rather than 800x600. Mine does the same...it doesn't effect functionality or anything, but if I do another, then I'll correct it (it was too late by the time I noticed it on this one).

    Installing:

    After doing all the GFXBoot palaver, just unzip the theme and copy it to /boot/grub/ then add
    Code:
    gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.ubugrey
    to the top of the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Presumably you should remove any other themes you have there (such as message.suse)

    I really like your image mate. But it displays Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Professional Edition at the bottom. Can you remove that text? Is it possible?

    -cypher.
    CypherHackz - Running on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    i have make my own theme for gfxboot, but the file size is too big. how to reduce it? anyone knows how?

    Edit 1:
    I think i know why the file size is large. After you package back the theme, try open your message.* with Archive Manager. There you will see file message.* in the package. I tried to delete that file but it doesn't allow me to delete it. So how to delete that file?

    Edit 2:
    Found out the solution. Create the archive into another directory. So it will not archive it self.

    -cypher.
    Last edited by CypherHackz; December 25th, 2007 at 09:34 PM.
    CypherHackz - Running on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

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