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Old 03-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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GFXBOOT in Debian Lenny


I have been through numerous pages online and although i am kind of a newb, I have gone over every step and successfully completed each one and I'm still not getting the graphical GFX boot screen. I installed and configured everything using these guidelines:

First remove your old grub

sudo apt-get remove grub

Then Install the gfxboot-grub

sudo dpkg -i grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.deb

then we're going to move the message

sudo cp message.debian /boot/grub/

Then edit your menu.lst


sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst_backup
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and make it use gfxboot

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.debian

Then do :

sudo grub

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y) # this will be the output
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx)

Everything completed successfully but I'm still getting the old grub screen. Is it possible to get a GFXBOOT screen in debian. I got these instructions from a Ubuntu forum, so I'm not sure if GFXBOOT works with Debian. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-29-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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your Debian grub must have gfxmenu function otherwise grab the sidux cd and copy over stage2 file and then re-embed

grep "gfxmenu" /boot/grub/stage2


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