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I have just installed grub-0.91 and everything seems to work except getting the splash screen to show up ??? I don't know what I am doing wrong. Here is my menu.lst
root@nabil/boot/grub# more menu.lst
# Sample boot menu configuration file
# Boot automatically after 30 secs.
# By default, boot the first entry.
# Fallback to the second entry.
color green/black light-green/black
# For booting Linux
title Linux 2.5.0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.5.0 root=/dev/hda1 hdc=ide-scsi vga=ask
Did you try changing ' vga=ask ' to the right video mode.
On my system, I have to have the splashscreen line uncommented and the ' vga= ' entry set to the right video mode. To disable the splashscreen, I have to comment out the splashscreen line and change the ' vga=274 ' entry to ' vga=normal '.
Boot up linux and allow it to boot automatically. Time how long it takes. According to your menu.lst file, it should take 30 seconds. Make sure it does.
Run ls -l /boot/grub and see if the file splash.xpm.gz exists and if has a size greater than zero and it has its permission set to be readable.
Change the timeout 30 line to timeout 45. Then reboot and let it boot automatically and time it to make sure it takes 45 seconds. I'm just checking to make sure that grub is using this config file and not using some other config file. Also, before you reboot, comment out the color green/black light-green/black line and you can remove the vga=ask kernel option.
I tried all your suggestions, and still no picture...
It appears to be using the correct config file.. I don't have other config files..
I am using the picture used in Redhat distribution to test this. SHall I try some other splash.xpm.gz !! if so do you know Were I can get a cool one or make one my self ....
Your version of grub may not be able to handle the command splashimage. Red Hat 7.2 can handle it because I saw a sample menu.lst file on their web site.
My version uses splashscreen and also needs vga=274 to work. I doubt that changing splashimage to splashscreen will work, because I think you'll need a different type of splashscreen file to get it to work.
Try man grub and info grub to see if there is any mention of setting up a splashscreen.
I haven't had any luck with the splashscreen either, but being a newbie attributed it to my own stupidity. But look at http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-gr...y/006527.html. Apparently, the splash screen is a non-standard patch to GRUB that only Redhat has. My own grub is 0.92, and grepping through the source files show no mention of the words splashimage or splashscreen, implying that my version does not have the patch. Somewhere in the mailing list they mention that it won't be incorporated as a standard feature of grub until v. 1.0. Let us know if the patch works!