Grub gfxboot splash openSUSE

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gfxboot based on openSUSE. Hoping you to like it.

HOW TO INSTALL IT ON OPENSUSE

1) make a backup of /boot/grub/menu.lst
2) remove GRUB
3) install this file

http://digilander.libero.it/bobmarley2002/grub-gfxboot-0.97-6.i386.rpm

4) move the theme in /boot/grub/ folder renaming it like message.opensuse
5) edit /boot/grub/menu.lst edit the "gfxboot" line (the path of the theme), writing this:

/boot/grub/message.opensuse

6) install bootloader, tipe this in shell (you could prefer to be root)

sudo grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y)
(X and Y are values you need that the pc give you)
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx)
grub> quit
sudo grub-install /dev/hda


you could need to edit hda whit sda or similar dependig of your hard disk
Last changelog:

11 years ago


---0.9.2---

* Added OpenSUSE logo under the samurai image

* Changed "OpenSUSE 10.2" label to "OpenSUSE" to make the splash usable for any OpenSUSE version

---0.9.1---

* Samurai image moved a little down for better apparence

* changed circular logo

* Added a tux near the "novell" logo

rems

10 years ago

Beware that whenever you need to repair your grub bootloader with the suse repair function it will no longer work as the repair tool does not recognise this version of Grub.

You will have to repair the grub package, afterwards repair the bootloader (hoping you still have a backup of menu.lst) and you'll get back to the default splash.

Just to let you know.

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djastral232

10 years ago

Hi, I have openSUSE 10.2 and when I tried to remove original GRUB using YAST (Software Management module) a lot of critical depedencies showed up needed to be removed also. But, if I remove them my system will be corrupted and can't load.

Also, by giving the command (from konsole) rpm -iv grub-gfxboot-0.97-6.i386.rpm it says thats conflicts with the default GRUB installed packages.

So, how can I safely remove GRUB and install the grub-gfx package? Is there any other way?

Please give some tips. Thank you, in advance.

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anubisg1

10 years ago

you could remove grub ignoring all advices! the rpm i linked provides grub! to solve in better way, for yast, you could use my repository!:

OpenSUSE 10.3
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/anubisg1/openSUSE_10.3

OpenSUSE 10.2
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/anubisg1/openSUSE_10.2

SLES/SLED 10
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/anubisg1/SLE_10

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jammrk

11 years ago

If you follow the above instructions and get a grub error "(hd0,5) /boot/grub/message.opensuse file is too large" (or something to that effect), it turns out that there is a limit on the size of that file that grub can handle. After the following the instructions that theme(message) file was over 340 KB. I simply downloaded the file that was provided ("install" link), renamed it to message.opensuse and copied it over the original message file. It now works fine !!!. Thanks for the great boot theme by the way :) Peace!

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anubisg1

11 years ago

thanks for support!

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anubisg1

11 years ago

maybe i found solution.. try to remove "hiddenmenu" line

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anubisg1

11 years ago

that's mine menu.lst content

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on mar lug 24 13:54:47 CEST 2007
##YaST - generic_mbr
gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/grub/message.opensuse
default 0
timeout 8

title openSUSE 10.2 - 2.6.18.8-0.5
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.8-0.5-default root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x317 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.8-0.5-default

title Windows Vista Home Premium
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.2 - 2.6.18.8-0.5
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.8-0.5-default root=/dev/sda6 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.8-0.5-default

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InIrudeBwoy

11 years ago

I am trying to make it work on Fedora 7. After install it does not show nothing but plain old grub. Would someone please take a look at my menu.lst file:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda6
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.opensuse
#splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.22.1-41.fc7)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.1-41.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.1-41.fc7.img
title Fedora (2.6.22.1-33.fc7)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.1-33.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.1-33.fc7.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

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anubisg1

11 years ago

try to edit the first 3 line without # with this


gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/grub/message.opensuse
default 0
timeout 5


then wrote errors you receive (if you receive it)

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anubisg1

11 years ago

INSTALLATION GUIDE ADDED INTO THE DESCRIPTION, for any help post here!

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Ulver

11 years ago

How can I install this?

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anubisg1

11 years ago

you need to follow this guide:

http://www.linuxpedia.netsons.org/index.php/Come_personalizzare_GRUB_grazie_al_gfxboot

is it in italian.. but u need to:

1) make a backup of /boot/grub/menu.lst
2) remove GRUB
3) install this file http://digilander.libero.it/bobmarley2002/grub-gfxboot-0.97-6.i386.rpm
4) move the theme in /boot/grub/ folder renaming it like message.opensuse
5) edit /boot/grub/menu.lst edit the "gfxboot" line, writing this:

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.opensuse

6) install bootloader, tipe thin in shell like root

sudo grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y) (X and Y are values you need that the pc give you)
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx)
grub> quit
sudo grub-install /dev/hda

you could need to edit hda whit sda or similar dependig of your hard disk


hoping to be helpfull
sorry for bad english

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anubisg1

11 years ago

you need to follow this guide:

http://www.linuxpedia.netsons.org/index.php/Come_personalizzare_GRUB_grazie_al_gfxboot

is it in italian.. but u need to:

1) make a backup of /boot/grub/menu.lst
2) remove GRUB
3) install this file http://digilander.libero.it/bobmarley2002/grub-gfxboot-0.97-6.i386.rpm
4) move the theme in /boot/grub/ folder renaming it like message.opensuse
5) edit /boot/grub/menu.lst edit the "gfxboot" line, writing this:

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.opensuse

6) install bootloader, tipe thin in shell like root

sudo grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hdx,y) (X and Y are values you need that the pc give you)
grub> root (hdx,y)
grub> setup (hdx)
grub> quit
sudo grub-install /dev/hda

you could need to edit hda whit sda or similar dependig of your hard disk


hoping to be helpfull
sorry for bad english

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Ulver

11 years ago

Thanx fo quick reply :)

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nardew

11 years ago

may i ask you how you managed to remove the grub "help lines" as "press 'e' to edit...."

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anubisg1

11 years ago

i didn't.. that's why this is stil a 0.9 version and not 1.0 or higer, i'm having problems understanding it. files i need to edit seems to be binaries..

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nardew

11 years ago

"i'didnt"... i thought you did since i cant see those lines in your screenshot anywhere

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anubisg1

11 years ago

look down on the left (f1 HELP, f2 OTHER OPTIONS)

^__^

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nardew

11 years ago

ok, now i see... i'm used to have those guide lines directly in the main grub screen and i havent seen this solution so far.. anyway this is much better

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hlebarkata

11 years ago

Oh yeah it´s great :). Really bad that i´m a fan of boycottnovell.com :( But great artwork!

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11 years ago


---0.9.2---

* Added OpenSUSE logo under the samurai image

* Changed "OpenSUSE 10.2" label to "OpenSUSE" to make the splash usable for any OpenSUSE version

---0.9.1---

* Samurai image moved a little down for better apparence

* changed circular logo

* Added a tux near the "novell" logo

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