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Old 11-06-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Unable to install gfxboot-grub on Debian Lenny

I have followed these steps to install gfxboot-grub but a strange is encountered,
whenever i uninstall grub and install gfxboot-grub instead the grub cannot read the stage1 in the root partition i am getting the following error

sd@traction:/boot/grub$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda4
The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.
these are the steps:

GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )
Gfxboot makes grub look nicer but with the same features
In this howto you will install gfxboot and a suse theme for it, soon I'll make an ubuntu one
Ok, let's start

Download the grub-gfxboot.deb
And the message.suse

First remove your old grub

sudo apt-get remove grub

Then Install the gfxboot-grub

sudo dpkg -i grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.deb

then we're going to move the message

sudo cp message.suse /boot/grub/ # the suse can be replaced by the one you downloaded

Then edit your menu.lst


sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst_backup
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and make it use gfxboot

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.suse # the suse can be replaced

Then do :

sudo grub

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

-- Howto make you own theme --


mkdir /home/name/whatever
cpio -i < /boot/grub/message.suse # replace it by the name of you message
edit the pictures
sudo ls . |cpio -o > /boot/grub/

Reboot and enjoy
Old 11-06-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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mh, i dont know, you checked if all the entries in menu.lst are ok?
and where you got gfxboot-grub from? i cant find it in my repos.

what does gfxboot do? doesnt it add a splash "behind" the grub-menu-list? If thats all you are looking for check this:
which i found here (at lq )
good luck

Last edited by j1alu; 11-06-2009 at 09:28 PM.
Old 11-07-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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Try using the gfxboot-grub from a sidux repo.



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