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Old 03-04-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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boot splash image in ubuntu

Changing GRUB image
I am using ubuntu 8.04
I read
got gnu-head.xpm.gz (it has 12 colors & 640x480 resolution)
Added following line at beginning of menu.lst
Remember no space after (hd0,5).
I did that mistake once and got error
Failed to read ((hd0,5)⏏/boot/grub/gnu-head.xpm.gz)
Press any key to continue

Coming back to point . Now run
# update-grub
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... found: (hd0,5) /boot/grub/gnu-head.xpm.gz
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
My root partition is /dev/sda6 (no separate boot or home partition)
My root partition is ext3.

Isn't this interesting.
If you want to change the image during bootup then see

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Nice Link
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:06 AM   #4
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Sorry , Actually I had a problem when i posted this thread but I solved that so gave the details here to benefit other users.

Still another idea arose
(1)In ubuntu grub menu it is plain with no background.Is there some fixed dimension of tabs in menu & area for that window.I have two entries in my menu.
If there is , then I will make images that fill the empty part of screen not touching the entries or message at top & bottom.

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