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Old 07-15-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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grub graphics splash image problem


i m using lfs 6.11 but i want a graphical version for grub , i have tried older tricks which r available on the net but nothing seems to work
grub 0.96 is version which i m using
 
Old 07-16-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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You need to edit the grub config file to make the splash work.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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Not all grubs are the same. My understanding is that the graphical loader came late in the history of grub and was not part of the official release. Probably why there doesn't seem to be any mention of it in the manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
So, if you want graphics you either compile your own grub, or the easier option is that you install it from a distro that already has the graphical bit built in. So find a live-cd with graphical grub (sorry, don't know which ones, but I'd guess the ubuntu live cd might).
 
Old 07-16-2006, 08:59 PM   #4
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Grub ship with console interface support by defualt, there patches which r available in order for graphics conversion. wat i want is source code compilation thing (the basic concept of LFS) its not difficult to install graphical through other distribution, but i want is to compile it under my oberservation. Problems still remains with a good reply. i want source code solution.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 04:02 AM   #5
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Find the source - maybe here:
ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/

Find the patch - don't know where, and possibly not available for your version of grub, so maybe easier to find pre-patched source (I suggest look in one of the distros that uses splashimage).

Patch the source (or not, if you have patched source).

./configure --lots_of_options
make

(but is it really worth all the trouble?)
 
Old 07-17-2006, 07:07 AM   #6
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Link is not working

Second of i have tried to many links friend but nothing seems to work. plz recommand me something working, i have look around for debian's grub but its not working, compilation problem.

Between yes, its really good gaining control over personal distro, i hope ppl who like the concept of lfs will understand or else if there is something more charming then recommmand me, i love to study things from scratch.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 07:36 PM   #7
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What do you mean not working? Both links work for me.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:10 PM   #8
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ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/

this one is not working while the above is not suitable 1

still looking forword for some more help
 
Old 07-21-2006, 06:12 PM   #9
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That link (ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/) is still active. But maybe you're browser is not opening it because it is ftp, not http? You need an ftp client - most web browsers do this by default, but maybe not yours.

In any case, that link alone will not give you what you want. You will still need the grubsplash patch.

The source is available - here is a howto using gentoo (this took less than a minute to find using google, I'm sure you'll find what you want if you persist):
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_gfxmenu_on_patched_Grub

I'm sorry I can't help you any further - I have not done this myself and I'm not familiar with lfs.
 
  


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