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Old 08-11-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Plymouth Boot Commands?


Hi,

I've just installed Plymouth on my BLFS distro and I can't figure out how to make it show the splash. I know you have to tell it to show the splash early in the boot process.

Is there a file that I can add the commands to? I might be going at this all wrong...

Thanks!
 
Old 08-12-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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you need to add "splash" as a parameter to the kernel. So /boot/grub/menu.lst for grub 0.97 or grub.cfg for grub2
 
Old 08-12-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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Well, I got pretty far: Plymouth couldn't make an boot image, so I had to install mkintramfs. That worked, but Plymouth now throws me an error similar to
Code:
mount: unknown filesystem type ext2
(something about loopback)
I am recompiling my Kernel with some more changes to see if that helps.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:05 AM   #4
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Are you sure ext2 is a built-in file system for your kernel and not a module, because initramfs is used to load module, if the image is ext2 and ext2 is not part of the kernel, it just can't read it.
 
Old 08-14-2010, 12:58 AM   #5
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I can make the boot image via chroot with no errors, but Plymouth shows only a black screen that overlays my TTY login until I start X.

Hmm, I remembered that I put a <*> in the kernel config next to EXT2...
 
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Use <Esc> to see the messages Plymouth hides.
 
  


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