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Old 12-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Linux mint bootloader?


Does anyone know what bootloader Linux Mint uses? It looks very aesthetically nice, and seeing as Mint uses the same repos as Ubuntu I would like to set up a similar bootloader on my ubuntu box.

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Mint is derived from Ubuntu and uses GRUB. You can install any bootloader you want on any distro.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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Would it use Grub 2? Just judging by the menu style and background image, it looks different from the texty cli grub we've all come to know and love...
 
Old 12-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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When you speak of style and backgrounds, we need to be sure if these are for GRUB or for the OS. The GRUB graphics only stay up for a few seconds, so it seems more likely you are talking about the actual OS screens and/or the themes used by the desktop or WM (eg KDE, Gnome, XFCE, or whatever)

Mint and the other Ubuntu offshoots will generally all have the same bootloader---good ole GRUB 0.97.

I am not aware that any distro that ships with GRUB 2 (which is still in Beta)
 
Old 12-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxmint.com/img/screens...lyssa/grub.png

This is what I saw, maybe it's just the custom background image with normal grub...
 
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That is indeed the GRUB splash screen. You can use any image for this by making the appropriate entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst. If you look at the file for Mint, the format should be obvious.

I never bother with boot images--it's only there for a few seconds. What make more sense is the splash image that shows during actual Linux startup--and of course the desktop background when you are up and running.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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YEah, I wouldn't worry too much about Grub either except that I dual boot, so I'll be seeing that screen a fair bit...

Thanks so much!
 
Old 12-05-2008, 08:52 PM   #8
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An a related note (thought if this needs to be moved to a different thread that's okay), is there a way to change the font in Grub and any other text seen in the bootup sequence? I'd love to have a text free boot but I've never been able to get rid of the text that says "grub loading", and if I'm dual booting then there will have to be text present for a few seconds. I'd love if I could have some sort of nice font like Deja Vu...
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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That is indeed the GRUB splash screen. You can use any image for this by making the appropriate entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst. If you look at the file for Mint, the format should be obvious.

I never bother with boot images--it's only there for a few seconds. What make more sense is the splash image that shows during actual Linux startup--and of course the desktop background when you are up and running.
Agreed... Only change I ever really make, is change it from white on black, to white on blue.

It's a menu, that on most PC's, is up for less than 5sec.. No real reason to go crazy tweaking it (at least to me)

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