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Old 12-02-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
FlyByWire
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Lilo Config Help


I have done a search and I can't find what I'm looking, so here it goes.

What I want to have on my screen is a black screen (an image file which is black) and a simple 2 line menu in white which gives me the option to choose Windoz or Linux.

I understand lilo and am able to configure it to give me the options and that works but what I don't want is the standard lilo menu, I want just a blank screen and I presume I would need to use a black image file to get the result.

what I need to know is how do I convert a "black.bmp" image file to do what I need it to do?
what commands do I use?
There is initrd which I don't quite understand how to use?

Thanx in advance

FBW
 
Old 12-02-2006, 05:43 AM   #2
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You want to change the lilo splash image.

This was a while ago, but - you can get rid of the image completely by removing the message=/boot/message line from lilo.conf. This should leave the black background.

Changing the image involves editing /boot/messages as a pcx file. I hope it is self-explanitory because I don't have an example to check with. But I found this:
http://www.13thfloor.at/old/Software...plash/Example/
 
Old 12-02-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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Thanx for the info, I have found this before and it's too complex, I'm sure there is a simple way to convert a bmp file to whatever lilo requires by using a lilo command, I'm just not familiar in doing this.

I don't have GIMP and in order to install GIMP I have to install other programs of which require other ones too..... in other words it's a bit of a joke to install GIMP and all I want to do is to have a blach screen, there must be some lilo commands which convert a bmp file to the correct format?

cheers

Last edited by FlyByWire; 12-02-2006 at 07:26 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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There are no lilo commands to convert image files. This is not what lilo is for.

You need to use an image editor to save your bmp file as a pcx image. Simple as that. (Though I'm kinda surprised that simply removing the splash image dosn't give you a black screen.) What are you using to create the bitmap in the first place? It is unusual for a distribution not to include the GIMP out of the box. If you had edited your profile to include your distro, perhaps I would not have assumed this? So, which distro is this?

You can use the commandline utilities (bmp2ps and ps2pcx) to convert a bitmap to post-script, then from post-script to pcx. Or use the "convert" utility (man convert).

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 12-03-2006 at 05:01 PM.
 
  


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