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Old 05-06-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
fedivh
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I dont understand this Readme for Splashscreen


Here it is, I dont understand it, its about a Matrix-Splash-Screen for LILO:
Go to shell.
Open lilo.conf as a root, for examples:

$> su
password:
$> vi /etc/lilo.conf

On VI: press "I" to modify the text. Now you should do comment the follow line:

#commented to use grafical tools
#install=/boot/boot-menu.b

And add the following:

#added to use grafical tool
install=/boot/boot-bmp.b # means you will use grafical version
bitmap=/boot/handy_128.bmp # background path
bmp-colors=38,68,53,112,38,25 # text color
bmp-table=114p,347p,2,7 # label position on the screen p=pixel
bmp-timer=470p,336p,25,0,11 # timer position on the screen p=pixel

To exit and save press ESC and type ":wq" (it means write and quit).

Now type into the shell:

$> lilo
--------------------------
That's all. Rebboting it should see your brand new lilo splash screen.

I dont understand the first part in VI! Comment the line? What does he mean?
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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# <----- this is a comment. ergo the line is commented OUT, so the boot-menu option in lilo isn't used. mritch.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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so what do i have to do? just copy:
install=/boot/boot-bmp.b # means you will use grafical version
bitmap=/boot/handy_128.bmp # background path
bmp-colors=38,68,53,112,38,25 # text color
bmp-table=114p,347p,2,7 # label position on the screen p=pixel
bmp-timer=470p,336p,25,0,11 # timer position on the screen p=pixel

Or what?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:05 PM   #4
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yes that looks quite nice - but be careful that the files exist. if you get a errormessage turing 'lilo' switch back and rerun lilo! if something goes wrong you'll need a bootfloppy.
as far as i know the table and timer numbers are for the color/position from the menuentries. i set it up once but it didn' t look nice so i keep with my text-menu.
 
  


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