Changing the boot loader.

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Changing the boot loader.

Postby c4menace » Sat May 30, 2009 7:17 pm

I really do like mint's boot loader, but It seems too aimed at mint and not the other operating systems.

so I made this custom background following the parameters and all I need to do is apply it.
(note, this pallet inst optimized!)
here is a mock-up I made in gimp, hopefully I can make a better version on Photoshop later.

How do I add this to the boot loader?

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Re: Changing the boot loader.

Postby proxima_centauri » Sat May 30, 2009 10:10 pm

I know you can do this graphically with a program called "startupmanager". You can change the grub bootloader themes.

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Re: Changing the boot loader.

Postby merlwiz79 » Sat May 30, 2009 11:13 pm

Ok we use a different version of grub called grub-gfxboot.
It allows for better backgrounds and is graphical.
Current size limit is 8MBs.

Copy the file /boot/gfxmenu/linuxmint.message file to a work folder.(example used /home/USER_NAME/gfxboot-theme/)
Then right click in Nautilus and click open terminal here.
Now run this command:

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cpio -i < linuxmint.message
Now delete the *message files and back.jpg
Copy your jpg to the folder and make sure it's named back.jpg.
Now run this in terminal to make the CPIO file that the theme needs to be in.

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ls . |cpio -o > /home/USER_NAME/custom.message

Now copy it to /boot/gfxmenu/ and edit menu.lst:

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gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

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