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Old 07-16-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Lilo Boot Menu Colors??

I am using DSlinux as a "master" Linux installation. DSlinux Lilo was installed to the MBR. All other OSs on my box boot from the DSlinux Lilo Menu.

But the menu is a fierce red color. Is there a way to change the color to a nice cool blue?

Thanks, jimbo
Old 07-17-2005, 03:57 AM   #2
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hi there,
man lilo.conf
has the answer. you need to edit/add in your lilo conf file the entry concerning
              The default color scheme of the boot menu may be  overridden  on
              VGA  displays  using  this option. (The color scheme of MDA dis-
              plays is fixed.)  The general  color-scheme  string  is  of  the


              where  each  entry  is two characters which specify a foreground
              color and a background color. Only the first entry is  required.
              The  default highlight is the reverse of the text color; and the
              default border and title colors are the text color.  Colors  are
              specified using the characters kbgcrmyw, for blacK, Blue, Green,
              Cyan, Red, Magenta, Yellow, and White: upper  case  for  intense
              (fg only), lower case for dim.  Legal color-scheme strings would

                  menu-scheme=Wm     intense white on magenta
                  menu-scheme=wr:bw:wr:Yr    the LILO default
                  menu-scheme=Yk:kw    bright yellow on black

              If menu is not installed as the boot loader, then this line  has
              no effect.
Old 07-19-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the hekp. I now have a nice cool blue Lilo menu.



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