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Old 11-02-2019, 06:04 AM   #1
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Xandros Hybrid Bootsplash


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For reference, kindly look at following video:
https://youtu.be/o9xKWYvnqaE?t=86
Here you can see that Xandros is using a hybrid kind of bootsplash, which is showing logo with embedded text messages (on left), which is looking beautiful. So, my question is that can I use such kind of bootsplash in my current distro (manjaro)? and How can I use it?
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:44 PM   #2
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install it on Vbox then go to town on it searching for its files that make it do that then try to apply that to your system. Its open source.. remember????

it should be a really good learning experience for you.
 
Old 11-02-2019, 05:22 PM   #3
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install it on Vbox then go to town on it searching for its files that make it do that then try to apply that to your system. Its open source.. remember????

it should be a really good learning experience for you.
Thanks a lot. I will download it tomorrow and come back with my findings :-)
 
Old 11-02-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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Hi
For reference, kindly look at following video:
https://youtu.be/o9xKWYvnqaE?t=86
Here you can see that Xandros is using a hybrid kind of bootsplash, which is showing logo with embedded text messages (on left), which is looking beautiful. So, my question is that can I use such kind of bootsplash in my current distro (manjaro)? and How can I use it?
Thanks
I think this sort of stuff has to be coded right into the initramfs or even the actual kernel.
Or maybe plymouth can do something for you.
 
Old 11-03-2019, 07:58 AM   #5
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I have downloaded and installed xandros-3.0 in VirtualBox. Although xandros is not booting in virtualbox, but with the help of rescue mode and mounting root under /root/1, when I look in /boot, I have found that xandros is using LILO. There are two file which looks relevant to me:
1. splash.lilo
2. xandros.splash.b
Also under (/usr/share/lilo/contrib/debianlilobmp.conf):
Code:
bitmap=/usr/share/lilo/contrib/debianlilo.bmp
But this file does not exist. Can you guide me that how can I investigate it more and ways to implement it?
Thanks
 
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therefor you might be able to create your own theme and image to display, then all you'd have to do is figure out a custom output is that is what it is doing, otherwise it just reg output.

I've never done anything with grub theme'ing other then replace the image with mine. Though I am sure there has to be a few how to create your own grub theme pages out there somewhere. just do a search. or down load a few then open them up and look at the theme.txt and find a how to on them as well.
 
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therefor you might be able to create your own theme and image to display, then all you'd have to do is figure out a custom output is that is what it is doing, otherwise it just reg output.

I've never done anything with grub theme'ing other then replace the image with mine. Though I am sure there has to be a few how to create your own grub theme pages out there somewhere. just do a search. or down load a few then open them up and look at the theme.txt and find a how to on them as well.
I have also replaced text with image (and vice versa) in past. However, I have never seen anything like that (a blend of text and image). Have you seen such things? I am confused that is it text or an image? :-)
 
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I have downloaded and installed xandros-3.0 in VirtualBox. Although xandros is not booting in virtualbox, but with the help of rescue mode and mounting root under /root/1, when I look in /boot, I have found that xandros is using LILO. There are two file which looks relevant to me:
1. splash.lilo
2. xandros.splash.b
Also under (/usr/share/lilo/contrib/debianlilobmp.conf):
Code:
bitmap=/usr/share/lilo/contrib/debianlilo.bmp
But this file does not exist. Can you guide me that how can I investigate it more and ways to implement it?
Thanks
I don't think LILO is doing what you are seeing there (beginning of the video in post #1).
My previous answer still applies.
 
Old 11-04-2019, 03:23 AM   #9
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I think this sort of stuff has to be coded right into the initramfs or even the actual kernel.
Or maybe plymouth can do something for you.
plymouth is not installed. How can I check about initramfs or kernel?
 
Old 11-04-2019, 07:30 AM   #10
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I have also replaced text with image (and vice versa) in past. However, I have never seen anything like that (a blend of text and image). Have you seen such things? I am confused that is it text or an image? :-)
Yeah I think I might be getting a little confused , not completely thinking it through. as the theme part of grub just gives you that to look pretty when selecting what to boot. A different image afterwards, would be in the kernel, or kernel driven. Because it is now the kernel output putting text to the screen.

sorry, just google Linux splash screen, I have no idea if this will work. I just grabbed the first few links.

https://developer.toradex.com/knowle...h-screen-linux
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/...splash-screen/

as one suggested it might be compiled into the kernel itself. if you get a hold of that source code then you should be able to find it if you look hard enough, so you can try to replicate it.


Slackware puts up x amount of Mr. Tux depending on how many cpus the system has, that goes up after lilo or grub screen when the system is starting to boot. I've never looked into how that is done, but you could. It might give you a idea to work with.

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:59 AM   #11
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Yeah I think I might be getting a little confused , not completely thinking it through. as the theme part of grub just gives you that to look pretty when selecting what to boot. A different image afterwards, would be in the kernel, or kernel driven. Because it is now the kernel output putting text to the screen.

sorry, just google Linux splash screen, I have no idea if this will work. I just grabbed the first few links.

https://developer.toradex.com/knowle...h-screen-linux
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/...splash-screen/

as one suggested it might be compiled into the kernel itself. if you get a hold of that source code then you should be able to find it if you look hard enough, so you can try to replicate it.


Slackware puts up x amount of Mr. Tux depending on how many cpus the system has, that goes up after lilo or grub screen when the system is starting to boot. I've never looked into how that is done, but you could. It might give you a idea to work with.
Thanks a lot.
 
  


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