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Bootsplash problems...
  • From: Martin Mielke <martin.mielke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 15:54:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <40A8C433.1010308@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list,

yes, you guessed it: I want to change the bootsplash stuff and I can't go any further...

I did the following, as root:

mkdir /etc/bootsplash/themes/THALES
mkdir /etc/bootsplash/themes/THALES/config
mkdir /etc/bootsplash/themes/THALES/images

Then I put all the bootsplash-1024x768.jpg and silent-1024x768.jpg on the images/ directory.
After that, I just created:

ln -s /etc/bootsplash/themes/THALES /etc/bootsplash/themes/current

and modified /etc/sysconfig/bootsplash as follows:
## Path: System/Boot
## Description: selects bootsplash graphics theme
## Type: string
## Default: SuSE
# Choose the bootsplash theme. It should be based in
# /etc/bootsplash/themes/
## Path: System/Boot
## Description: enables/disables bootup graphics
## Type: yesno
## Default: yes
# SPLASH can be set to "no" to turn off the splash-screen on console 1
# at boot time (after kernel load).
# SPLASH=no to disable the splash screen
# SPLASH=yes to show the splash screen

The file /etc/bootsplash/themes/THALES/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg contains the full path to both JPEG images:

Finally, I ran 'mkinitrd':
Root device: /dev/hda2 (mounted on / as reiserfs)
Module list: reiserfs
Kernel version: 2.4.21-202-default (i386)
Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-202-default
Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.4.21-202-default
Shared libs: none
Modules: kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.o
Bootsplash: current (1024x768)

So far, so good...
When I reboot the machine, I get the same SuSE-background with the menu-box (Linux | Failsafe | Memory Test) and no matter what I choose (silent, verbose) now I end up with a black screen showing me how's the boot process going and a Tux on top of everything (just like when you choose 'verbose').

Your ideas/comments/solutions on this are much appreciated.


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