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After experimenting with a few other distros I would like my debian install to have the nifty boot screen eye candy ala SUSE. I know how to change the boot ...
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    Change the way boot message screen looks


    After experimenting with a few other distros I would like my debian install to have the nifty boot screen eye candy ala SUSE. I know how to change the boot splash, and login look. I am looking for how to change the look of the boot messages text. Fedora also does the same thing. Unfortunately I can't find a screen shot to show so hopefully you'll understand what I am talking about.
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    Ok, Once again I should have waited to post until I fully researched, but it's so much easier being impatient. It looks like I was looking for bootsplash or gensplash. Anyone have good success with either? Or massive failures for that matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtVelocity
    I know how to change the boot splash, and login look.
    I assume by this you mean the Grub image and DM login.
    If you want a kernel bootsplash head over to DebBlue.

    Most of what you need is at that one website.
    You can get updated bootsplash patches at Bootsplash.de.

    Basically you just need to:
    * Patch, configure & recompile your kernel.
    * Generate new initrd.img files and reconfigure grub.
    * Install the bootsplash themes and related packages.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Thanks for the links. I also found this which may benefit some others who may like to investigate doing this as well.

    http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/3124
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    Did you get it to work?
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