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Old 10-07-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Question How to set up custom boot backgrounds from boot to login with LVM and LUKS?

Distro: Fedora20.

DE: KDE w/ LightDM login.

Entire HDD is encrypted with LVM + LUKS.

Normal procedure of editing BG image, editing grub config not working and I have no idea how to tell if grub2 is even the boot loader my system is actually using. I assume that Plymouth comes up on boot and there must be a way to add a splash image there, too, but how do I do it when my HDD is encrypted?

I want a background image (the same image) to show up from beginning of boot process, including on the LUKS password screen, and to stay visible and remain the background image at the login screen.

How do I accomplish this on a setup such as this? Surely the image for startup must reside in /boot as everything else is encrypted under LVM. I tried that and edited grub config and ran make on grub and no dice for the grub part of bootup.

Also, how to I figure out which boot loader my box is using and whether or not it is using Plymouth? What loads before the LUKS password screen, and what loads after the LUKS screen before getting to login manager?

Your help in understanding Linux structure and how to verify that structure would be greatly appreciated.

Here is all I have so far:

ls /boot
Old 10-09-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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To find which grub try: grub-install -V or grub --version

Put the image in /boot/grub (or grub2, whatever you have, I don't use Fedora). Limit to the type of files, jpg, png, etc. Put the image in /boot/grub (grub2?) and add to /etc/default/grub file: GRUB_BACKGROUND=/boot/grub/image.png
Then run grub-mkconfig. Check the link below which has some info on the limitations. It's an Ubuntu site so some things like how to install and update grub will be different.


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