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Old 08-21-2007, 04:18 AM   #1
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how to display splash image

how can i possibly display the splash image at the grub background.
i have tried editing file /boot/grub/menu.lst with the line splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz but it didnt worked.
i have pasted the image in /boot/grub.
what to do??
Old 08-22-2007, 07:07 AM   #2
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Does your installed grub support splash?
grep -a splash /boot/grub/stage2
Otherwise, you'll have to patch it. It's still not integrated by default in grub 0.9.x
Old 08-23-2007, 08:08 PM   #3
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Perhaps gfxboot could be useful as well? I haven't gotten to test it out yet, but it seems to be compatible with grub 0.97:

and, perhaps this could be useful in getting it working, from

1) make a backup of /boot/grub/menu.lst
2) remove GRUB
3) install this file

[link to another grub-gfxboot package]

4) move the theme into /boot/grub/ folder renaming it like message.opensuse
5) edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. edit the "gfxboot" line (the path of the theme), writing this:

6) install bootloader, type this in shell (you could prefer to be root)
[ed. I think its easier to just use grub-install, instead of the following code.]

sudo grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y) (X and Y are values you need that the pc give you)
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx)
grub> quit
sudo grub-install /dev/hda
I would try to provide a clearer set of instructions, but I haven't finished the LFS build i'm working on...hope thats useful.

Last edited by 0graham0; 08-23-2007 at 08:31 PM. Reason: more info
Old 09-02-2007, 06:14 AM   #4
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This is not for a grub-splash but for a bootsplash, but you might be interested anyway

See: "Getting the Boot Splash Working."
Old 09-05-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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