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Old 07-14-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
Metal-Lord
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Question lilo in graphic mode ???


How can I configure Lilo in order to display a bitmap ????

I have Slackware 10, bootsplash at 1024x768, and kdm at boot
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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You need the special version of Lilo that SuSe made.

Check out http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/lilo/help-en.html and enjoy
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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I believe what you are looking to do is called a bootsplash. Run a search on this forum for bootsplash, and you will find a lot of threads. Also you have to recompile you kernel with the bootsplash patch, obviously there are different patches for different kernels, but go over to http://www.bootsplash.org to get move info. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.

-tank
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:16 PM   #4
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The bootslplash patch is for adding a graphic that covers up everything that is being done . If your just wanting to add a picture to the Lilo screen where you select what os or kernel you want, then this is easier. An example of mine is

install=/boot/boot-bmp.b # means you will use grafical version
bitmap=/boot/handy_128bis.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


handy_128bis.bmp is the picture and is located in the boot directory. You can read more to understand the variables at this link.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/4/82601

Last edited by hostile1313; 07-14-2004 at 02:18 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:32 PM   #5
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aha

I have already Bootsplash configured ..

I've done what hostile1313 said and works , thank you all for the reply.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by hostile1313
The bootslplash patch is for adding a graphic that covers up everything that is being done . If your just wanting to add a picture to the Lilo screen where you select what os or kernel you want, then this is easier. An example of mine is

install=/boot/boot-bmp.b # means you will use grafical version
bitmap=/boot/handy_128bis.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


handy_128bis.bmp is the picture and is located in the boot directory. You can read more to understand the variables at this link.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/4/82601
Unless you use the patched version that SuSe made, you will only be able to use low-quality bmps.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:18 PM   #7
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Originally posted by netmask
Unless you use the patched version that SuSe made, you will only be able to use low-quality bmps.

Thanks for the info. I have a friend that is installing Suse this weekend and I will keep that in mind. I have never used Suse and have used mostly Slackware.


Happy it worked out for you Metal-Lord
 
  


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