LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
tm2383
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 183

Rep: Reputation: 15
Splashscreen on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex


Hi,
I have just installed Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex on my computer which dual boots with Windows. The DVD installer was supplied with Linux magazine. During the installation process I was given no option to set up and configure Grub like I have been with other distros. When the installation was complete, I was left with a very unattractive black and white bootloader with no splash screen. BY default, does Ubuntu install Grub, or do they use some kind of custom Ubuntu Bootloader?
How can I fix this? I have always used Suse in the past, which has an attractive boot screen and I'm not keen on what I have at the moment. Can anyone give any suggestions about what has happened here?

Thanks,
Tim
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #2
tm2383
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
just as an update, I do see that there is a Grub folder installed in /boot, but there is no grub.conf inside this folder.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
yancek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Ubuntu, Slackware
Posts: 4,955

Rep: Reputation: 785Reputation: 785Reputation: 785Reputation: 785Reputation: 785Reputation: 785Reputation: 785
Haven't installed Ubuntu for a while so I'm not sure if there is an option with the bootloader install. Usually, it's default to install to mbr and sometimes you need to check and advanced tab to get to the choice. Is there a menu.lst file in /boot/grub ?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
tm2383
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I've just this minute solved the problem. I've just apt installed the KDE environment, which has a a menu option: applications - system settings - advanced - edit grub settings. Grub was indeed installed, but with no Grub image selected. This is really a great feature of the new version of KDE : I was able to search online for a grub screen image of my choice, preview it and auto install it.

Thanks again for the reply,
Tim

Last edited by tm2383; 12-11-2008 at 06:26 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to install Java on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) greengrocer Linux - Newbie 12 12-08-2008 07:26 AM
LXer: The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu 8.10) LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 11-02-2008 05:10 PM
LXer: How to install KDE 4 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-31-2008 05:00 AM
LXer: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Installation Guide LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-30-2008 10:12 PM
LXer: Firebird 2.1 in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-30-2008 07:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration