[Comm-en] Change or edit the boot splash screen?

Alex Negulescu alecs at altlinux.org
Fri Aug 3 02:14:09 MSK 2012

Also if he upgrades to t6, he could use plymouth too and grub2. (though
for server installs i prefer lilo, no grub/plymouth).
This can be discussed, both of them have pluses and minuses (grub and lilo)

For example, in my case (splash message for lilo), you can try testing
the message file with:

gfxboot -ls -a /boot/splash/message (list contents)

gfxboot --add-files /path/to/new/back.jpg -a /boot/splash/message
(change background with your custom back.jpg)

The commands work like here: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Gfxboot (sorry
for the suse link Mike)

Also, these are just for testing, if you want to brand your own
installs, you should create packages (branding*) and use m-p-d
(make-profiles-desktop) to build your own iso's and install images.

We can help :)

On 08/03/2012 12:56 AM, Michael Shigorin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 04:39:55PM -0400, JD Hupp wrote:
>> The boot splash screen has a Russian title for its logo, and in
>> the upper right corner displays BETA.  Can I change this?
> Yes; see branding-*-bootloader and -bootsplash packages
> (the latter might need initrd regeneration and the former
> might need LILO reinstall).  The image is /boot/splash/message
> but the format is pretty custom.
> gfxboot splash screens are sparsely documented, unfortunately.
> I'll try to ask folks for the better links in case none of
> prepackaged images suits you.
> A brave/dedicated soul can also learn how to package their own
> ones though ;-)  Some terse Russian docs are here:
> http://www.altlinux.org/Branding
> Again, if you're after a custom/reproducible solution I'm willing
> to help you learn.

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