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Boot screen editing

Postby ambertone on Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:53 am

Hi all,

I've set my son up on a P4 with both Windows XP and "Bea". The idea behind this being I'm tired of cleaning out spyware and the other garbage that Windows seems to attract. On windows he has no internet access but does on Mint. (let's be honest windows is good for games and Linux is better for web and work:-) I change my daughter to a Mac 12 months ago and that solved the problem for her but he likes to play current Windows based games.

When I used Suse you could alter the order of programs that appeared in the boot screen and also hide some. At the moment at boot he gets five choices and I'd like to change it to just linux and Windows. I don't want him say accidentally booting into recovery for example.

Is this possible?

Cheers

Rod
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Postby gramnemo on Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:22 am

How I have understood you do not wish to see many options of loading of system? I already suggested it to make but likely it cannot be made? It is possible to establish in Windows OS the selector as here Image, and still it is possible to change a picture grub I it did, who can that knows as to change boot loader in Linux that was only Windows and Linuh?
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Postby clem on Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:06 am

You can edit the grub file:

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gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


In there you'll see all the boot options. Simply comment out the ones you're not interested in. Make sure to backup that file before you modify it in case you want to go back to the previous version.

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Boot screen editing

Postby gramnemo on Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 am

I here have seen,
Thanks Clem at a forum how to edit GRUB and to put a picture here I give you date it for Ubuntu 6.06 likely for Mint Bea or Bianka will not work ? If who knows what dates correctly for Mint to put here tell and foto-grub tell as to make for Mint ? Installation of the beautiful graphic menu for Grub. Image Or any another foto GRUB Example Image , For the beginning it is necessary to remove the old loader and to establish following packages, for this purpose we shall open the terminal and we shall execute the following:sudo apt-get remove grub
sudo apt-get install gfxboot gfxboot-theme-ubuntu

grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.deb , Then Let's copy prompt in a folder with a Grub sudo cp message.kubu /boot/grub/ , Then Now it is necessary to edit the menu: sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst ,Then Following line it is added in the beginning of a file: gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.kubu ,Then We expose time prior to the beginning of loading: timeout 5 , Then And coment a line of concealment of the menu: #hiddenmenu , Then Thus we menu.lst, should have about a following appearance: gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.kubu
default 0
timeout 10
#hiddenmenu

title Kubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-26-k7
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-k7 root=/dev/hda2 ro quiet splash vga=792
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-k7
boot , Then And in the conclusion we shall establish the loader on the native place: grub-install /dev/hdx , Then Probably before performance of last step will have to execute the following: sudo grub

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y) # values substitute in following commands:
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx) . Who knows as correctly to edit for Linuh Mint it that was as here help I think it much it will be useful for. Thanks http://linux.xlibs.net/2006/10/29/gfxboot-or-nice-grub-menu/
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Postby ambertone on Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:26 am

Thanks all, that solved the problem. I love the boot loader screens but that's just a little above my knowledge at this time.

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Nice but...

Postby gamedogs on Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:38 pm

ambertone wrote:Thanks all, that solved the problem. I love the boot loader screens but that's just a little above my knowledge at this time.

Rod


Same here it looks great but im to much of a noob to attempt this one for now :oops:

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Postby trsnrtr on Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:07 pm

This is an interesting thread. One of my menu choices was ambiguously labeled and really did not do what it said. I have now reworded it to make sense.

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Boot screen editing

Postby gramnemo on Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:49 am

Yes who is complex to make it knows a little, I have written it here that who knows has corrected it and has written as correctly to make for Linux mint, I too do not like black ugly color Grub therefore think it will be useful
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Postby oliverjames on Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:03 am

Hello Gramnemo,

When I boot Grub using a external Viewsonic VP191b monitor I cannot read the screen output.

Will this grub boot screen solve this?
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