How to Add A Splash Image to Grub2 on Ubuntu 9.04

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Make Your Grub2 More Attractive
Grub is a boot loader which is often used by Linux Developer, such as Linux Ubuntu. This article will explain How to add a splash image to Grub2 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04. With adding a splash image, so your grub2 will be attractive. To using this article, you have to install Grub2 on your Ubuntu 9.04.


Grub2.jpg
Let's add a splash image to Grub2 on Ubuntu 9.04:

  1. We have to install grub 2 through terminal :

    $ sudo aptitude install grub2-splashimages

  2. Check available splash images which have extension .tga on
    /usr/share/images/grub

  3. Click image which want to be used and press F2, then copy the name without extension .tga
    Eq: Debian_001

  4. Edit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

    sudo pico /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

  5. Find and replace the line
    [...]
    for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga} ; do
    [...]

    with

    [...]
    for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base,/usr/share/images/grub}/Debian_001.{png,tga} ; do
    [...]

  6. Update grub configuration

    $ sudo update-grub

  7. Reboot your computer

    $ sudo reboot

Now, you have a grub 2 with a splash image. Your Grub2 is more attractive now. You can make your own splash image using GIMP and save with extension .tga.

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