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Old 10-27-2004, 04:06 AM   #1
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Question Help Boot


How do I change the colour of the background of grub so when my PC boots it's not that default light green colour?

I don't like that light green colour during boot process how do you make it darker or different colour? Please Help

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Old 10-27-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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open the file /boot/grub/menu.lst in your favorite text editor. add a line like this one:
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color black/yellow yellow/black
the first entry is the foreground and background color of an entry in the menu and the second is the color combination to be used when a entry is highlighted. here's a list of valid color names:

black
blue
green
cyan
red
magenta
brown
light-gray
dark-gray
light-blue
light-green
light-cyan
light-red
light-magenta
yellow
white

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Old 10-27-2004, 05:51 AM   #3
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When I try to access that file is said unable. This is because the file is locked from being changed, how do I know? The picture of the file has a lock on it. How to do I unlock it? I tried go to install remove packages can't find file to unlock it.

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Old 10-27-2004, 05:57 AM   #4
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I tried yast for grub and change colour and it still boots as it normally would no change incolour even though the colour settings I've done are different now.

What should I do?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 06:08 AM   #5
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you have to be root to edit that file... I don't know much about grub, so if this doesn't work I can't help you any further...

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Old 10-27-2004, 06:16 AM   #6
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I was root that's the whole point I'll try force changes with grub in grub settings with YaST.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 06:20 AM   #7
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If you are using suse then i think the color setting doesn't change anything because it uses a theme instead of the standard colors. you should look in menu.lst or maybe grub.conf for mention of a theme. i don't know exactly what it's called, don't have my linux box readily available as i am at work. will check into it when i get home and get suse to work (installed mandrake last night and screwed up grub)

if your not using suse then i don't have a clue

edit:...silly me of course you're using suse if you have yast

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Old 10-27-2004, 06:43 AM   #8
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Ah ha found it, as default bootsplash comes with SuSe . http://www.bootsplash.org
 
Old 10-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #9
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i don't know if those bootsplash thingies include grub splashimages, if they don't you might wanna look here: http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/grub-images/

just download an image or create one yourself and edit grub.conf
 
  


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