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Old 09-20-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Why does my GRUB menu screen sometimes have dancing penguins?


I am using OpenSUSE 10.2.

Most of the time when I boot my computer, the graphical GRUB boot menu is perfectly normal. On occasion, the default background is replaced by an icy scene with penguins walking around.

Why?

I noticed that on at least one occasion, this followed a failed boot, but that doesn't always seem to be the case.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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The dancing penguins is just an extra thing people from OpenSuse add. As far as I know this screen is used randomly and, to my knowledge, this has nothing to do with failed boots.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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wow! Thank God . . . . it wasn't just me going crazy then.
I've found it happen on occasion too . . . . never found out why though.

I love some of the weird little quirks linux has.

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Old 09-20-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks motomon. I share tjyorkshire's sigh of relief.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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It has to do with "boot message" do a google, I am sure you can find more!

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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It has to do with "boot message" do a google, I am sure you can find more!

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Indeed I did! I googled '"boot message" grub random' which gave up the following link

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t46993.html

It seems I've seen something similar in the openSUSE site, but can't seem to find it right now.

Partway down is a nice set of instructions for changing the boot message. It took me awhile to get it, but when you unpack the cpio archive that is /boot/message you get a file (among others) called gfxboot.cfg. It's contents on my system are:

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# penguin theme likelihood in percent; -1 = auto
penguin=-1
Apparently, if you change the -1 to a 0 you can shut this off. Presumably, setting it to 1 gives you the penguin splash all the time.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 01:26 PM   #7
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Apparently, if you change the -1 to a 0 you can shut this off. Presumably, setting it to 1 gives you the penguin splash all the time.
Correct -
 
  


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