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currently have Grub 0.97 installed to duo-boot XP and Masterkey linux. Am trying to apply a splash screen background to the grub menu, but despite numerous "how to" guides and ...
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- 01-24-2008 #1
GRUB Splash screen not showing
currently have Grub 0.97 installed to duo-boot XP and Masterkey linux.
Am trying to apply a splash screen background to the grub menu, but despite numerous "how to" guides and step by steps, it won't show a background. The grub menu stays in the plain old B&W text format
Here's how the menu.lst file currently looks:
# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'. # generated by 'grubconfig'. Thu Jan 24 10:54:00 2008 # # The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/hda' is # here '/boot/grub/mbr.hda.3355'. You can restore it like this. # dd if=mbr.hda.3355 of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1 # # Start GRUB global section #timeout 30 Splashimage=(hd0,1)/root/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz #color light-gray/blue black/light-gray # End GRUB global section # Other bootable partition config begins title Windows XP rootnoverify (hd0,0) makeactive chainloader +1 # Other bootable partition config ends # Linux bootable partition config begins title Masterkey Linux root (hd0,1) kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro vga=normal # Linux bootable partition config endsCode:
I've also tried this line at the top of the file, again, no use!
Linux (and the background image) is stored on hda2 (XP is hda1)
Can anyone see/suggest anything i'm doing wrong??
Any ideas or thoughts would be a help!!!
- 01-24-2008 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Did you create splash image yourself?
Let say, Image name is Picture.jpg. Convert it using convert command.
convert Picture.jpg -resize 640x480 -colors 14 splash2.xpm gzip splash2.xpm mv splash2.xpm.gz /boot/grub/
- 01-24-2008 #3
Been through that step many a time (sorry, been trying so many different ways was difficult to get it all in my first post) but thanks for such a quick response!!
Have however found out that slackware grub might not support splashimage, so am going to look into this !!!
- 01-24-2008 #4
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- 01-28-2008 #5
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I've had a grub splashimage on Slackware 12, so it does support it. The only problematic thing I can see is in the path to the splash image in your menu.lst.
- 01-28-2008 #6
Ok, have tried that but to no avail.
I now have no GRUB screen, just a small flashing cursor (I can still pick an OS by using the up and down cursors)
I've now tried a different image, and, annoyingly, that works!!
So all i can think is that somewhere along the line i've not made the picture to the full requirements of GRUB, so will have a double check of that and see where it leads!
Thanks for the help so far guys!
- 01-28-2008 #7
You have to convert picture in a GRUB supported format only. Check post #2.
- 01-28-2008 #8
- 10-08-2008 #9
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- 10-08-2008 #10
whoops, sorry folks! forgot i had posted here!!!
Solved the problem in the end (in 9 months, you'd hope i would!!)
Turns out the problem was with my image itself and the program we had used to make it.... was saving some additional information to it that GRUB didnt like!
Thanks for everyone's help though