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Old 04-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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grub's splashimage command

I have fedora, slackware and ubuntu on my hd.
I use slackware 99,999% of my time.
I just keep some space to install other distros. Mostly out of curiosity.
Anyway, when I installed fedora, I decided to use grub as my boot loader.
Now I'm thinking of removing both fedora and ubuntu, and since I used fedora's grub to boot, I installed slackware's grub, and keep my menu.lst under /boot/grub in my slack partition.
My problem is that i used some pretty spashimages in fedora's grub, and I want them, but i cannot make them work.
The images are under /boot/grub/splash/ and my slack partition is hda7
But although i have a "splashimage (hd0,6)/boot/grub/splash/<imagefile>.xpm.gz" in menu.lst
the splashimages do not load.
Is splashimage a command only fedora's grub has?
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I do not know about slackware, but I use splashimages with sarge's grub.
Old 04-27-2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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Ok. I did not search the forum before I posted.
This was already asked 6 months ago, and a guy offered a solution, he had a link where you could download his stage2 file. I do not know if that worked since the thread starter did not reply.
Actually google revealed me that spashimage command was a patch someone did for a linux distro, and fedora adopted it. I think debian also has support for it. But considering slacks philosophy, if this is not in the official GNU Grub source-tree then it's not on slackware.

Anyway for slack 10.1 a guy has already packed grub 0.96 with spash support in If anybody is interested here is the link:


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