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Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby raveyd on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:57 pm

A few days ago, I decided to try another distro than Mint. So I backed up my Mint partition to an external hard drive using Clonezilla, and tried the new distro. Needless to say it was not as good as Mint, so then I reinstalled Mint (and Grub) using Clonezilla. Mint works perfectly again.

The only problem I have is that the original Grub splash screen (the picture of the Linux Mint Logo which appears behind the menu when you select the OS) is gone and I can't find it anywhere. I've tried installing several packages which looked like they might contain it, but no luck. I have lots of screens, but not the original one which came with the distro.

Can someone tell me where I can find the original mint grub splash screen?
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby markcynt on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:45 pm

Download this file
http://rapidshare.com/files/241260834/l ... ssage.html
Save it in this directory
/boot/gfxmenu

Then install kgrub from synaptic, then kgrub>Options>Backround>select "linuxmint.message" for your GfxMenu File

It should work.
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby raveyd on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:53 am

I tried that, it doesn't work. I still have a text menu on top of whatever background I choose.
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby markcynt on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:00 am

Try starting kgrub and reinstalling Grub now that you have that new file.

Grub>Tools>Install/Restore Grub>Install Grub on a Hard Disk Drive/Partition

Just make sure you install to the correct partition, normally dev/sda.
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby raveyd on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:12 pm

Nope. That didn't work either. I am mystified.

Thanks for the suggestions - any other ideas?
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby raveyd on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:14 pm

Here is my menu.lst...in case it's useful. (I omitted all the lines commented out with #)

gfxmenu /boot/gfxmenu/linuxmint.message
default 3
timeout 3
color cyan/blue white/blue

title Linux Mint
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Linux Mint (recovery mode)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

title Other operating systems:
root

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
savedefault
makeactive
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby markcynt on Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:02 am

Your Grub menu looks exactly like mine. Maybe if you use Remastersys to clone your system you will get the splash screen back. If you really want the splash screen it's worth a shot. Here's a guide I posted.

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=26955

Of course you could always create your own. The quality won't be very high but it's better than no splash screen.

http://maketecheasier.com/create-and-in ... 2009/01/27
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby raveyd on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:42 pm

I've still got this problem and i've discovered something else about it.

if I install another distro on a different partition, and install the bootloader for the new distro, then I select mint from that bootloader, the Mint bootloader then comes up with the correct graphics.

now that really is strange. Does that help anyone to solve it?
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Re: Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition image

Postby laedrus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:42 am

seems like you have "one grub after another", one calling another.

The best solution for you is copying the info about OS's (end of menu.lst) of the new distro(should be more updated) for your mint menu.lst, after that

#grub-install /dev/sda (for example)

To reinstall Mint's GRUB to MBR (not sure if this does it, but almost sure)

so i think you'll have the same first menu, with mint looking =)
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[SOLVED] Grub splash is gone after reinstating partition ima

Postby raveyd on Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:25 am

laedrus wrote:seems like you have "one grub after another", one calling another.

The best solution for you is copying the info about OS's (end of menu.lst) of the new distro(should be more updated) for your mint menu.lst, after that

#grub-install /dev/sda (for example)

To reinstall Mint's GRUB to MBR (not sure if this does it, but almost sure)

so i think you'll have the same first menu, with mint looking =)


Well - I tried using grub-install /dev/sda, that didn't work.

So I decided to try it from the livecd of Mint, using
#grub-install --root-directory=/dev/sda2 /dev/sda
...and that worked.

I really have no idea why it didn't work from the installed system.
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