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Change boot splash image

Postby halfnote5 on Fri May 11, 2012 12:51 pm

Plymouth was a bit new to me, and I did some digging.

Okay, so there are a LOT of good tutorials that go into depth about themes and styles and what have you, but I've noticed that none of them give you a 2-minute quick-and-dirty on how to simply alter the boot image.
(This is probably what you're after if you wanna, say, brand all the company computers. Or mess with your friends.)

First, back up the following directory to... somewhere else:

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This is your default theme (if you have other themes, then do this with the one you're going to be modifying.)

Go in and replace the PNG files with the ones you have created, BEING CERTAIN that they are encoded the same (I.E. if the old one was 16-colour, you need to be sure YOURS is resampled to 16-colour). Sizes aren't crucial for the logo,although you'll want to keep it within reason, although I've tested it with a HUGE image (which simply goes off the top of the screen) and I haven't tried altering the image size on the filler dots, but I'm assuming you probably have a little leeway there, too.

Finally, when you're done altering the artwork, pop into the terminal and run:
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sudo update-initramfs -u

Reboot and enjoy. If it completely freaks out on you..... well... remember that backup you made back at the beginning? That's why. ; )
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