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Old 06-02-2008, 07:07 AM   #1
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Change the Penguins During Boot

During boot up, I've got the penguins displaying at the top, which is neat, but I want to change it to a Slackware logo. Probably something from the propaganda page. I noticed that the image for the LILO boot screen is a .bmp, so I did a system wide search for .bmp files to see where the penguin images are stored, but I could not come up with anything. Anyone know how to do this?
Old 06-02-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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That image is part of the kernel itself, not something provided by any Slackware-specific files.

I am sure it can be changed by editing the file the kernel uses to build it, but you would need to recompile the kernel to do it.

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Old 06-02-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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The boot logos are in:


and you're probably interested in: logo_linux_clut224.ppm

There's a procedure for converting a custom image to this format and then you recompile the kernel with the new image, but I never followed up on how to do it. A google search for 'change linux boot logo' or similar ought to get you what you need.


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