201403 Custom Grub Background Image

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Trapper
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201403 Custom Grub Background Image

Postby Trapper » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:16 pm

--- I am posting this here because I have no idea where else it should go ---

I am having difficulty displaying a custom grub menu background image in LMDE. I use the image in LM 13 okay but cannot use the same procedure in LMDE to get the image to display.

In LM13 I simply edit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme (06_mint_theme is disabled). At the "# Next try to use the background image and colors specified by desktop-base." section I have:

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WALLPAPER="/boot/grub/background/Grub-Cats-1024x768.png"
COLOR_NORMAL="white/black"
COLOR_HIGHLIGHT="red/black"
if set_background_image "${WALLPAPER}" "${COLOR_NORMAL}" "${COLOR_HIGHLIGHT}"; then
   exit 0
fi


My image and desired font colors are displayed at the grub menu screen.

In LMDE this procedure does not work. The image path IS correct. The image IS there. If I edit the /05_debian_theme as above, save it and run sudo update-grub (06_mint_theme is disabled) the output of the update does not show the image as found and it also does not display at the grub menu.

What's different with 201403 when it comes to having a grub menu background?
MSI 880GME35-455 MB, AMD Phenom II X4 B55 (-MCP-) CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB SATA3 HD
Single FDE container holding LMDE 2, LM 13, LM 17.2, LM 18, U 16.04 , swap LV's and a shared data LV.

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Re: 201403 Custom Grub Background Image

Postby kurotsugi » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:19 pm

/etc/default/grub

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GRUB_BACKGROUND="/boot/grub/background/Grub-Cats-1024x768.png

followed by 'update-grub' command

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/questi ... und-image/
http://linuxg.net/change-grub-2-bootloa ... mand-line/

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Re: 201403 Custom Grub Background Image

Postby Trapper » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:11 pm

kurotsugi wrote: /etc/default/grub

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GRUB_BACKGROUND="/boot/grub/background/Grub-Cats-1024x768.png

followed by 'update-grub' command



Didn't mention it but I already tried that and it also failed.

I also tried simply placing the image in /boot/grub and running sudo update-grub. That doesn't find the image either.
MSI 880GME35-455 MB, AMD Phenom II X4 B55 (-MCP-) CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB SATA3 HD
Single FDE container holding LMDE 2, LM 13, LM 17.2, LM 18, U 16.04 , swap LV's and a shared data LV.


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