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Bug 1047 - grub splash screens based on the "powered by gentoo linux" logos
Summary: grub splash screens based on the "powered by gentoo linux" logos
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Blocks: 1194
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Reported: 2002-03-10 09:57 UTC by Daniel Mettler
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel Mettler 2002-03-10 09:57:09 UTC
i do not know if there will ever be a web section for gentoo eye candies. if so,
feel free to use these splash screen images. an extract of the msg i sent to


thus here are some more grub splash screens based on the "powered by" images i 
shamelessly ripped from (have i
already told that i am really addicted to these nice, rendered 3d gentoo 
logos? :) 
(24 kb)
(12 kb)
(48 kb)

just put them in your /boot/grub/ and adjust /boot/grub/menu.lst 

here's a tgz archive containing the above files and the gimp 
source files:
(672 kb)

now the (important) disclaimer:

* they are not official

* free use/whatever (as long as the rights of the "powered by" 
images are not violated -> i do not know about those rights. 

* these splash screens do not really look as cool as the could 
as i had to reduce the color palette to 14 colors and the 
resolution is limited to 640x480. according to 
this should be the maximum allowed, if not please drop me a line.

* there is a problem with the default color of the grub menu 
(currently one can not or hardly see which menu entry is 
selected when using these splash screens). somehow i can't make 
grub's 'color' option work on my box.

(see bug report


Comment 1 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-03-12 09:56:25 UTC
Maybe we should add these as an option, but I kinda like the default purple boot
screen we have.
Comment 2 Bruce A. Locke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-21 15:38:50 UTC
Grub hates my VIA chipsets so I have no way of testing.  Punting.
Comment 3 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-15 21:05:45 UTC
Trying to clean out the docs-depricated so that I can close the catergory ...