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Old 08-17-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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splash image

How can I create splash image for grub and when it was booted from grub and procedures appear?
1. I know how to add splash image in grub. i just wanna know how to create splash image.
2. I don't know how to add boot splash. I just want to add boot splash like that of ubuntu logo splashing when booted. Again, i want to know also how to create them. Thanks.
Old 08-18-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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Grub splash images must be:

1. xpm.gz file type
2. 640x480
3. 14 colours only

So just use your favourite graphics app and have at it. You can use Image Magick to convert any arbitrary image to the required format (eg: jpg):

$ convert -depth 14 -resize 640x480 image.jpg newimage.xpm && gzip newimage.xpm
BTW I found this info at the first result after searching google for "create grub splash image"
Old 09-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bulliver View Post
Grub splash images must NOT be:

1. xpm.gz file type
2. 640x480
3. 14 colours only
Not true. Just use SuSE's gfxboot. You get full color (and maybe animations, I can't remember).

For the post grubsplash, ie bootsplash, see:

Getting the Boot Splash Working.
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You can discuss Boot Splash here:
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