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Old 04-05-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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grub question


Can anyone point me in the right direction to where I can find info on how to edit the graphics menu message file for grub (gfxmenu /message).
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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Grub is configured via a text file: /boot/grub/grub.conf, or menu.lst
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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maybe i said my questions wrong...

the splash screen for grub - I want to make my own. how do I go about doing that? The file that grubs menu.lst points to (mine says "gfxmenu /message"

I can find lots of screens online to download, but I cant find any information on how to make my own.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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That gfxmenu command is not part of the vanilla grub package, I think. Maybe that's why the feature is undocumented I guess. It's a 3rd party patch.

This thread talks about it:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=208855
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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Google is your friend. This http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-...mage-for-grub/ is a bit confusing, but you should got the basic idea.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #6
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hurry hui - your link doesn't work.

Look at the image below - thats what I want to customize and make different. My menu.lst calls "gfxmenu /message" - where "message" is the name of the themes file.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...bthumbmenu.jpg
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:19 AM   #7
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Very nice boot graphic. This makes me want to create one. Sorry for the link above. However, the link is not what you are looking for. Or try this http://tuxenclave.wordpress.com/2008...rub-in-ubuntu/

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Old 04-06-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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Thanks, but its not my graphics. I'm trying to find a how-to to make your own.

I've seen the link above. I already have it installed - but I want to make my own theme for grub to use. The image I posted before is how it looks now - but I want my own custom look to it. I want to open up photoshop - make my own images - and use those on the screen

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Old 04-06-2009, 12:35 AM   #9
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The link I posted explains how to make your own theme.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
The link I posted explains how to make your own theme.
I didn't see your post - sorry.

Thats what I needed. Thank you
 
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:19 AM   #12
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Well, I'm trying to do this though Windows. I'm making a multi-boot USB thumb drive. The file that grub calls for as a theme doesn't have a file extension - so Windows doesn't like it.

I was able to find a cpoi for Windows and used that to extract the files - there are all sorts of .jpg files in it to play around with. Hopefully when I repack it everything will work right.
 
  


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