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Old 03-18-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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Animated bootloaders for GRUB


Hi,

I wanted to know how I can install these animated bootloaders for GRUB.

Do I have to switch to LILO to use them or can I use them with GRUB?
And if I need LILO, how can I switch from GRUB to LILO, having already a triple-boot system with GRUB? (XP, Ubuntu, Debian, menu.lst being on the Debian partition)
 
Old 03-18-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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Just when you think you have seen everything....

Are these animated GIFs?

The grub manual will tell you how to have an image at boot-up: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
 
Old 03-18-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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Maybe check GRUB's website? It could be that if it doesn't work out with GRUB Legacy, it might work with the new version when it comes out. Probably if that's for LILO then it's not going to work with GRUB just like that; you need to see if GRUB supports something similar. Read GRUB's website.

If you have GRUB working fine, don't change to LILO. Many people, including me, think that LILO is something "obsolete" that people shouldn't be using. I used to like it, but now that I've been using GRUB (though this Legacy version has some bad things too, but I hope the new version will soon come out for real) I've learnt that GRUB is easier to use, install and configure, and having LILO often just makes things worse, unless you install it during the setup of your distribution, or are really familiar with it. If you have no idea of how to "switch" (that means overwriting your bootloader, so it's not just a "switch"), then I suggest you read both GRUB and LILO documentation trough to get some more knowledge. As a note I'd like to say that if you have GRUB you can edit it's config file without worrying, you can edit the boot commands before booting and have the whole thing being pretty nicely automated, but if you have LILO it doesn't, for example, store it's configuration to your harddisk but into the MBR (in case you install it to the MBR of your harddisk), which means you'll have to "reinstall" (rerun) it each and every time you change it's configuration -- that means every time you update your kernel, for example. If you really want, go ahead (but read the docs first), otherwise don't. It's easier if you stick with GRUB until you learn how it works, especially if you have a working triple-boot.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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@pixellany:
No, they're more than animated GIFs, you can interact with it.
The penguin bootloader allows you to call the superpenguin, change the direction of the walking penguin or make the peguin at the bottom read.
And there even seems to be a game.

I discovered the penguin loader while using openSUSE. However I would like to have it with the other distros too. (I replaced openSUSE with Debian recently)
 
Old 04-03-2007, 05:57 AM   #5
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I finally found something:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=208855

I haven't tried it out yet, not having internet access with my PC, but it will probably work.
I already used the cpio trick to make the pingu loader permanent when I had OpenSUSE.
 
  


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