Modify Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash Using Grub-UsplashImages

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Customize The Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash


Are You bored with black color that shown by Ubuntu's boot splash. You don't need to worry, because i will share knowledge how to change boot splash on Linux Ubuntu 8.10. Grub-UsplashImages that is application to change boot splash, we will be easy to create it, because It has provide some boot splash pictures. And the second, we are able to use GIMP. Let's change the boot splash :

1. Install grub-splashimages

You can download here, after downloaded double click splashimages and the processing installation will be started. Or, if you have Ubuntu 8.10 repository, please choose one of the ways bellow:

$ sudo apt-get install grub-splashimages

$ sudo aptitude grub-splashimages


$ sudo dpkg -i grub-splashimages_1.2.3_all.deb


After the processing installation finished, splashimages folder will has created in folder /boot/grub/. In directory /boot/grub/splasimages/ there are 10 boot splash pictures that have extension .xpm.gz. .xpm is format 16 colors, and .gz is compression from gzip.

2. Change the boot splash
We must edit menu.lst to change boot splash, please open the terminal:

$ sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

insert bellow script and put in top position in menu.lst:

splashimage=/boot/grub/splashimages/kubuntusplash.xpm.gz


note: kubuntusplash.xpm.gz is boot splash picture.

3. update grub


$ sudo update-grub



4. Please restart your computer to look the new boot splash.


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