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Old 11-20-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
djsroknrol
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2 questions on splashscreens...


There's a question that I haven't figured out yet, and I'm throwing it out to the forum to see if there's an answer that solves this annoyance.

I'm running multiple OS's and Ubuntu was installed last. I terminated installs of the other installs at the bootloader point, and then installed Grub in the Ubuntu install (running Grub in Ubuntu last has always been more reliable in finding and arranging things for me for some odd reason...go figure).

Every distro works, but it's all in verbose. One would think that a simple
Code:
silent splash
in /boot/grub/menu.lst would fix things, but it didn't.
Code:
splashimage= /path-to-image
in menu.lst was a no joy as well.

So, I guess my questions are:

1) Did my skipping the bootloader on each install, screw up the respective installs "making" of it's spashscreen?

2) If that's the case, would going back to each distro and finishing the loading of grub, directing it to Ubuntu's grub location get the splashscreens?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 11:46 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by djsroknrol View Post
So, I guess my questions are:

1) Did my skipping the bootloader on each install, screw up the respective installs "making" of it's spashscreen?

2) If that's the case, would going back to each distro and finishing the loading of grub, directing it to Ubuntu's grub location get the splashscreens?
I believe skipping the bootloader should not, in itself, cause the problem. You should just need to pass the correct parameters at boot time. But what those parameters are might be different for different distros. So the easiest thing might be to load grub on each distro (other than your main Ubuntu), but install it to its own boot sector instead of to the MBR. And then chainload to each of these from Ubuntu's menu.lst. LQ member saikee has written a good tutorial about this. For reference, he calls this the "indirect method" which he describes after what he calls the "direct method."

Last edited by blackhole54; 11-20-2007 at 11:48 PM. Reason: clarify
 
  


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