Change Bootscreen help

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Change Bootscreen help

Postby IceCrystal on Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:56 am

Hi
I was thinking if there is a way to change the bootscreen on Linux Mint Elyssa and how to do it?
Not the log-in screen but the screen that shows up when i boot the system.
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Re: Change Bootscreen help

Postby rbanavara on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:23 pm

I dont have the exact answer, but here are some pointers. The boot imaage is a cpio archive & bzipped (though the file is renamed to have some other name witout the .bz or other extension). This is specified in the menu.lst in the /boot/grub dir (it will contian the location of this file as well).

Once you unzip it & extract, you can replace the impage with your own image & cpio & bzip it back. Probably you may re build your ramfs (not sure on this).
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Re: Change Bootscreen help

Postby IceCrystal on Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:02 am

rbanavara wrote:I dont have the exact answer, but here are some pointers. The boot imaage is a cpio archive & bzipped (though the file is renamed to have some other name witout the .bz or other extension). This is specified in the menu.lst in the /boot/grub dir (it will contian the location of this file as well).

Once you unzip it & extract, you can replace the impage with your own image & cpio & bzip it back. Probably you may re build your ramfs (not sure on this).


That sounded like it was advanced :) Ok. Is there any software that can do it for me? Or do i have to do it by myself?
I have also one more question about mintUpdate, what happens if i check the "Include dist-upgrade package" what is that? What does it do?
Sorry i dont know so much about Mint, i used Ubuntu before :D
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