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Mint boot menu format

Postby jaspmatt on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:17 am

Where can I get information on the gfxmenu format that appears in the Grub menu on Mint? I would like to be able to put up my own splash image at boot.
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:02 pm

Hi, the package that deals with it is called gfxboot, googling that should give you plenty of info, see also viewtopic.php?f=32&t=27800
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[SOLVED] Mint boot menu format

Postby jaspmatt on Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:51 pm

Thanks - I installed gfxboot but I can't seem to get it to display my .jpg at all. Still working on it.
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:19 pm

not sure what you mean when you say installed gfxboot, it should already be installed. gfxboot stores all its info in a compressed .message file, in /boot/gfxboot/ you have to edit that file to change the bg image.
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby jaspmatt on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:47 pm

I used this command (gfxgrub-change -i image.jpg ) from the first link you gave me above and substituted my own image.jpg in it. I saw that it generated a new custom_pic.message file in the /boot/gfxmenu folder. Isn't this the new message that was formed from my own jpg? What should the gfxmenu line in menu.lst look like now?
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:09 pm

yep, so you just have to change the file path - probably change ...linuxmint.message to ...custom_pic.message
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby laedrus on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:31 pm

Hi guys, i think we solved that on the devel topic, but just to register for who reads here after, it was a bug on my script, that seems to be solved after version 0.3.3 , i pretend to release in some hours 0.3.4 with widescreen support and other resolutions than 800x600
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby jaspmatt on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:37 pm

Sounds good - resolution and wide-screen are my problem now. It works great as long as I stick with 800x600 jpgs but when they are expanded to 1280x800 there isn't much detail left.
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Re: Mint boot menu format

Postby laedrus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:37 am

Ok,

Just updated for version 0.3.4 which detects which resolution is being used (can be different than 800x600), and resizes the image to that resolution, hope that it solves widescreen and resolution problems.

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