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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 3:05 pm    Post subject: (Gentoo) Logo for Grub? Reply with quote

Hi!

Has anyone perhaps taken the cow to be displayed at the grub-bootscreen? I tried myself, but I cannot geht the colors correct for the spashimage, it always looses some - and I'd like to let my users know the distribution they are using :)

If anyone has (or a description for the correct file-format for the Logo) please drop a link in here ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, please do. I'd love to know, myself.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The image format should be xpm and it needs to be gzipped. As far as I remember it should be 640x480 and 15 colors or less.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original splash-image is xpm with 16 colors, but the ones I made did not work (yet), I tried several color depths, but none was displayed correctly - I'll give it another try and let you
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked at the splash.xpm.gz properties, 16 colors, 640x480 like you said, 72x72dpi resolution... I tried changing another picture to that (pretty much exactly the same, just a different picture) and it just came up all wierd and didn't look anything like it.

The grub info page and the website have nothing on the splashimage command, either.

I'm perplexed, also. Now that I want to do this, it's starting to bug me that I don't know !!!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the cow the Gentoo logo? I'd wondered what that was. I only ask since Gentoo is a breed of penguin.
Seems odd to use a cow for a logo with a name that is very different.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is that silvery pink blob thing suppose to represent anyway....lol
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
Is the cow the Gentoo logo? I'd wondered what that was. I only ask since Gentoo is a breed of penguin.
Seems odd to use a cow for a logo with a name that is very different.


Good point. I like the logo at the top left of these forums more.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I didn't mean that the cow is THE gentoo logo, but it's pretty cool there (and sure cooler than the gentoo-"g" - although it looks "icy" ;) ) and not that I know associated with anything else. anyway .. someone already found a way to create a correct splash-image?

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
There is a plugin for gimp (grub-image.scm) that can convert images into a format useable by grub.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess a link would be useful :)

http://registry.gimp.org/plugin?id=1883

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

14 colors xpm! well, it's soooooo simple once you know it ;) Finally, the cow is there on the bootscreen .. just that I'm no graphics expert, the colors could be better .... for those who are interested: you can download the splash-image at http://wennja.warum.net/gentoo/ :P

have phun!

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys might find this page interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind seeing the penguin look more like a real gentoo penquin plus have a really neat 'g' on him/her :).
I am so bad at graphics stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

elcondor, thanks for the link, I will definitely try that out, but one question.
On your site it says:

Quote:
add the following line to your /boot/grub/menu.lst:
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/gentoo.xpm.gz
(replace hd0,0 with whatever your root-partition is ;))


Shouldnt the (hd0,0) be the BOOT partition, not the root? Or am I completely wrong here..once again, thanks for the image.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have gentoo installed on just one partition, no seperate boot-partition, that's the reason for my menu.lst entry. generally this is bad, bad behavior, so install on a seperate boot partition and follow the install instructions on the gentoo homepage ;)

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 6:54 am    Post subject: Logo Reply with quote

Can i put a picture of Madona? :-)
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWart wrote:
elcondor, thanks for the link, I will definitely try that out, but one question.
Shouldnt the (hd0,0) be the BOOT partition, not the root? Or am I completely wrong here..once again, thanks for the image.


Generally not. (hd0,0) for most people is /boot already, and the /boot after that is a convenience. if you check /boot, you should see a symlink to /boot, called 'boot'. This would mean that you could (naturally) go to /boot/boot/boot/boot/boot/boot/boot/boot... ad infinitum.

The thing is, grub sees /boot as the root partition, so there's usually a symlink to . in there called 'boot' so it behaves more like a root partition than a boot one. Or something like that; i know what i'm thinking, i'm just unable to explain it adequately. :?
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the above posting confused everyone who already understood the concept ;)

okay:
example 1: hd0,0 (==/dev/hda1) is the partition with the kernel and grub, which will be mounted on /boot later, then the line in menu.lst should be:
Code:
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/gentoo.xpm.gz


example 2: hd0,4 (==/dev/hda5, the first logical partition in the extended - this happens if you have still installed win98 on the first primary for playing ;) ) is your linux root partition, containing a directory /boot with the kernel images:
Code:
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/gentoo.xpm.gz


the (hd*,*) entry points to the partition, where grub finds its files, the following path is the absolute path on this partition. this way you do not have to worry about recursive symlinks.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, ok, that clears it up, thx
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