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Splash image in GRUB

Post date: April 24, 2005, 18:04 Category: Software Views: 2600 Comments
Tutorial quote: The splash image is the image shown in the background when GRUB (the GRand Unified Bootloader) is displaying the list of operating systems you can boot. All you need to customize it is the GIMP and gzip.
Ubuntu

How To Add A Splash Image To GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

Post date: September 3, 2009, 09:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2186 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can add a splash image to your GRUB 2 boot loader on Ubuntu 9.04. Please note that you should use this tutorial only if you have upgraded your bootloader to GRUB 2 previously.
Linux

Working With The GRUB Menu

Post date: July 28, 2007, 23:07 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3074 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens.
Ubuntu

How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

Post date: September 1, 2009, 12:09 Category: Installing Views: 1786 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up everything for modularity and portability.
Ubuntu

Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu.

Post date: January 19, 2008, 15:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 16384 Comments
Tutorial quote: GNU Graphics Grub is the new Grub boot screen which adds to Visual appeal of Boot Screen .. Unlike older grub GFX Grub has now much better themes and customization options.. So lets take a quick look at How To Install GFX GrubBoot Menu..

To install GFX Grub follow the guide !
Linux

Grub From the Ground Up

Post date: April 12, 2005, 17:04 Category: Software Views: 2743 Comments
Tutorial quote: Grub is a world-class boot loader with insufficient documentation. In many ways it blows the doors of LILO. For instance, it's MUCH easier to use Knoppix to rebuild a grub boot loader than to rebuild a LILO boot loader. However, until you're comfortable with grub, it might seem just the opposite. All too often grub dumps you at a grub> prompt with no hint of what you should do. You might have heard that a successful reboot is just three commands away, but which commands? The state of grub's documentation is such that you can't figure it out unless you already know grub.

That catch 22 is the very purpose of this document. This document will to give you enough grub expertise that you can create a grub boot floppy on a working machine with grub installed (not necessarily as the bootloader, just installed), and use that floppy to bust back into a Linux machine with a blown bootloader, and then use that floppy to actually install grub as the bootloader.

This document does not discuss using grub to boot or dual boot Windows, mach, BSD, or other non-Linux operating systems. I might write on that subject later. But in the meantime, once you're familiar with the principles and practices of grub, given some study of existing documentation you'll probably be able to use grub to boot non-Linux operating systems.
Ubuntu

Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

Post date: April 6, 2008, 11:04 Category: Desktop Views: 3013 Comments
Tutorial quote: Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.
Linux

/etc/grub.conf explained

Post date: September 28, 2008, 09:09 Category: Software Views: 3630 Comments
Tutorial quote: The following example shows the structure of a GRUB menu file. The example installation has a Linux boot partition under /dev/sda5, a root partition under /dev/sda7, and a Windows installation under /dev/sda1.
Gentoo

Fbsplash on gentoo

Post date: April 12, 2005, 05:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 3579 Comments
Tutorial quote: Gensplash is a project started by Spock whose aim is to create a set of tools which could enrich the Gentoo boot process by displaying messages, animations, progress bars, etc. An explanation of the various things named *splash (bootsplash, gensplash, fbsplash, and splashutils) and how they relate to each other, can be found at Spock's Gensplash site.

Fbsplash is part of the gensplash project. According to fbsplash's documentation, "the framebuffer splash is a kernel feature that allows displaying a background picture on selected consoles and switching the first console to the so-called silent mode, while booting/rebooting/shutting down the system." The fbsplash device is accessed through the /dev/fbsplash device node. For fbsplash to work, a frame buffer device is required.
Unix+clones

Enhance boot-time security with GRUB passwords

Post date: April 26, 2006, 13:04 Category: Security Views: 2986 Comments
Tutorial quote: The security of data files on your computer is at risk, and not just because you are connected to the Internet. Anyone with physical access to your machine can bypass all passwords to gain entry to your hard disk with one simple command given to the bootloader. Fortunately, the popular GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is equipped with security features to prevent such an 'attack.' It can password protect each entry of your boot menu.
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