I want to install Usplash so that my boot menu doesn't look so grim and ugly anymore. But when I tried to install Usplash through synaptic, it wanted to remove both sets of linux images from my new Debian 6.0 distro.
I didn't think that was a good idea, so I cancelled the install.
What would happen if I followed thorough? How can I change the way my boot menu looks without Usplash? Is that possible? I have NO experience with this new grub setup. I really miss the old Grub -- one file to rule them all. I have a dual boot machine, by the way. Also, I already downloaded startupmanager, but it only controls the order in which kernels appear in my menu.
I have very little faith in my ability to change it manually after attempting, and failing, to change the background and theme of gdm3 -- another unnecessary software "upgrade" I don't care for.
I'm afraid that if I screw things up with grub/boot I may not even be able to boot up the computer at all, so I'm even more wary of tampering with it.
Any advice would be appreciated.