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Hi, I have read a lot over the net regarding the grub image(that red color wallpaper) ,that you can change it. I am able to change it but my problem ...
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    Hi,

    I have read a lot over the net regarding the grub image(that red color wallpaper)
    ,that you can change it. I am able to change it but my problem is that i can only
    place a image which is 640X480 size and only 14 colors. I tried other images but
    problem is they dont show up instead a black background.

    Can i place colorfull images in the grub.

    If yes please tell me .
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    Yes you can - it has to be a certain format, I don't remember the details.
    ubuntu people I know do it all the time, they may have instructions in their documentation.

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    Yeah, do a google search for grub splash image howto and you'll come up with lots of hits. Maybe one of them will work for you.
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    i searched google, and found nothing relevant, except the things which i am aware of. like
    i want to know
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    is it that you only use images which are 14 colored
    and size 640X480

    i want to know , can i use more colored and bigger images.
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    According to Carla Schroder (and she knows her Linux stuff) it works like this:

    A GRUB splash image must have these specs:

    1. xpm.gz file type
    2. 640x480
    3. 14 colors only
    She wrote that in 2004 so maybe something has changed since then.
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    You might want to also take a look at the Splashy Project because it looks like it might give you some other options and I'm pretty sure it'll work with Fedora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    You might want to also take a look at the Splashy Project because it looks like it might give you some other options and I'm pretty sure it'll work with Fedora.
    I am using Red Hat Enterprize linux version 5.0
    will it work with that also
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    I am using Red Hat Enterprize linux version 5.0
    will it work with that also
    Yes. That will work on RHEL too.
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