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Old 09-18-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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How to set up an colourful bootscreen?


I would to have my boot messages in colour (just like in Gentoo). Who knows how can I achieve this? I also would like to display tux when I am booting. How do I configure grub for this? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-18-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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Try using :
"Splashy is a boot splash program that doesn't require patching the Linux kernel. It paints graphic images directly to framebuffers using libdirectfb."
http://freshmeat.net/projects/splash...ease_id=215846
 
Old 09-18-2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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Here is a better page for splashy
http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/wiki/doku.php

And its in the repos
 
Old 09-19-2006, 05:57 AM   #4
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i don't think a splash image is what this post is about, i think it's something like this:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...n/vd5-boot.png

Boot/Init colors

Like f eks:
Starting Apache2 [ OK ]
Starting MySQL [ ERROR ]

And i have to say, i also miss this feature in debian

For grub splash image you can see, http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/grub-images/

Last edited by mastrboy; 09-19-2006 at 05:58 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mastrboy
i don't think a splash image is what this post is about, i think it's something like this:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...n/vd5-boot.png

Boot/Init colors

Like f eks:
Starting Apache2 [ OK ]
Starting MySQL [ ERROR ]

And i have to say, i also miss this feature in debian

For grub splash image you can see, http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/grub-images/
You're right on . If I understand you correctly this feature isn't yet available for Debian?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:14 AM   #6
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not as i know of, i guess you could edit each init script yourself and add colours, but as soon as a update comes it will proberly get overwritten.

Lets hope they have changed their boot standards for the upcoming release 4.0

Debian boot vs Gentoo boot, which is easier to spot errors in?
Debian: http://home.tiscali.nl/isildur/d-i/n...20.02_boot.jpg
Gentoo: http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?i...toobootag6.jpg

not a really hard question.

Last edited by mastrboy; 09-19-2006 at 07:02 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #7
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Lol! I didn't know the Gentoo boot colours were so unique. I hope Debian soon catches on....
 
Old 09-20-2006, 03:27 AM   #8
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i found some info on this subject

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=50054
http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=107211
http://www.mail-archive.com/initscri.../msg00318.html
http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts
http://bootdebian.blogspot.com/

different ways to do it, but i will try to get it to work and if it's working i'll write a howto and post it here

Last edited by mastrboy; 09-20-2006 at 05:24 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 04:13 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by mastrboy
i found some info on this subject

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=50054
http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=107211
http://www.mail-archive.com/initscri.../msg00318.html
http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts
http://bootdebian.blogspot.com/

different ways to do it, but i will try to get it to work and if it's working i'll write a howto and post it here
Hey thanks alot!
 
  


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