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Old 12-20-2003, 10:51 AM   #1
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Adding a bootsplash

I'm on Mandrake 9.1 and it has a bootsplash support. However I somehow disabled (of course, that I don't know how - now - I'm logging my actions) the bootsplash (I didn't like the picture). Now, I've found a better one, but I can't get it going. I've done all the actions I've found somewhere on the internet, but it doesn't help me. While booting I get this line: "Looking for splash picture... No good signature found" - maybe that's my problem... But I don't know what does it mean!?!

Mandrake 9.1
Kernel - 2.4.21

Old 12-20-2003, 11:51 AM   #2
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In Slackware the pic goes in.......

system wide the pic is here.......


hope it helps

Last edited by 320mb; 12-20-2003 at 11:55 AM.
Old 12-20-2003, 02:00 PM   #3
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Hm... no such direcotories in my system... strange...

But - Somehow (again...!) I've forced the kernel to load it up. However it still doesn't display the bootsplash...

Part of 'dmesg':

vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd8000000, mapped to 0xca800000, size 65536k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=67
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:573a
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 13683 bytes).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
vga16fb: initializing
vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
fb1: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
Old 12-20-2003, 04:00 PM   #4
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No idea if this helps, but in SuSE, the bootsplash images are in /etc/bootsplash, with related files

So far i've been able to modify the image used in tty1, but not the bootloader graphic, so I'm thinking there may be other relevant files.
I also need to run mk_initrd in order to update any changes, but not sure if that's necessary with Mandrake
Old 12-21-2003, 08:22 AM   #5
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Yeah - I've all theese files in those directories... But - it doesn't work either - I can't understand it... :-(. There's probably some mistake in my settings...

Old 12-22-2003, 07:57 AM   #6
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Well...lets hope I can offer some assistance to u...

In RedHat, I think the /usr directory somewhere has a sub-directory called splash wherein the boot-up image file is located.

you can also check your /boot/grub/ directory for the name of the splashimage.

I dont remember the exact path but in RedHat its something like
/usr/share/splash or

just locate where splash directory is located...

you may use the command

locate splash


find / -name splash

I hope either of these commands will give u clues about the location of the image file...




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