Graphical Boot

weasel weasel at beyondnormal.org
Mon Nov 24 09:36:19 PST 2003


Sergei Mutovkin wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> sorry if wrong newsgroup (mailing list) but here is the question.
> I'm developing light weight LFS based linux for our "embedded" pc-based
> system. I'm now at a point where I need to make this system "sexy", i.e. I
> need to provide graphical boot with company logo and better some status
> bar like the one people in SUSE 9 and Mandrake 9.2 world enjoy. However, I
> have no idea how they did it. I wonder if there are some FAQs or HOW-TO or
> other write-ups available on this topic? Also, I assume most parts of the
> graphical boot in Mandrake are in their initrd file, but I'm not able to
> mount it in any way to be able to see how they did it, anyone knows how it
> can be done (I don't know what filesystem MDK used).
> 
> Thank you in advance,
> Sergei

1. yup, wrong list....try blfs-support
2. One place to start is www.bootsplash.org...

The pretty graphical boot is done with Frame buffer and the bootsplash 
tools...

Nick




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