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Old 08-05-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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gui boot in mandrake 9.2


hi

Is there a hack-around/module so that i can enable the mandrake9.2 boot like windows instead of the standard text-based boot of gnu/linux?

Point is, im wane away my mom and dad from windows to using linux and i think the graphical boot def wud help negate all of their paranoia!

btw, is there a way that i can change the background screen for the lilo bootloader?

thanx
k0p05

ps: pls dont ask me to move to mandrake 10.2. thats not the answer im quite looking right now
 
Old 08-05-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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your looking for the default 'runlevel'
edit your /etc/inittab file for this
there should be a line in the file, which probably says "id:3:initdefault". change the 3 to a 5, save, and reboot.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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Hi,

Changing the contents in inittab affects how we login into linux after it has been completely loaded; which is not the thing im looking for...

My question is how we can replace the text boot sequence that gets output to the screen while linux boots up, with all its confirmational messages etc. Something like windows where you hv the windows icon and the progress bar to show that windows is loading instead of the list of messages to user.

./thanks

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your looking for the default 'runlevel'
edit your /etc/inittab file for this
there should be a line in the file, which probably says "id:3:initdefault". change the 3 to a 5, save, and reboot.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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ok, your question wasnt clear enough then.
sorry i dont know the solution for this problem nor have i ever looked.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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Hi I know this thread is a bit old but there IS a way to do what your asking.

I have 3 machines that run 9.2

One has the confirmation messages with a black screen and [ OK ] messages.

2 of them have a progress bar.

I installed all 3 from the same CD set and I could not tell you what I did differently during install. Anywho, here's what you need to do.

Edit the file (as root) called lilo.conf
[root@localhost home]# cd /etc
[root@localhost etc]# vi lilo.conf

Look for thesection that says
------------------------------------
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht"
read-only
----------------------------------

Get into edit mode by pressing "Insert" and then edit the "append" line to add "splash=silent" (within the quoted line).

Press the ESC key to exit insert mode, then type ":wq" (with no quotes) to save and exit. then reboot.

Good luck
 
  


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