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Old 08-12-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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Grub splash image

I'm trying to configure grub to have a splash image when grub loads. I've edited /boot/grub/menu.lst, and added this line : splashimage (hd0,0)/grub/image.xpm.gz.
Also, I've converted this image to 14-colors and 640x480 using imagemagick's convert utility.
Upon booting, the image has ugly colors. The colors seem "inversed", and we can hardly see this image (this is not because the image has only 14 colors, I've seen it and it looked ok)
What could be the problem ?
If that matters, I'm using ATI 3D Rage Pro graphics card (an old one).

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-12-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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This may seem silly, but I solved a similar problem by changing the line from something like you have to


Now my image displays properly, can't remember where I picked this up, or even why it should work, only that it works for me... YMMV
Old 08-12-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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Perhaps the image is not in the correct format. Have a look at this link, it is intended for Gentoo, but might help you.
Old 08-13-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.
Strangely, I solved this problem by converting images using The GIMP instead of using the 'convert' utility.



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