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Re: Changing the Lilo Boot message
Flood Randy Capt AFCA/GCF said:
> Under Red Hat 7.0, there is a picture on the left half of the screen when
> you use LILO. Does anyone know how to change the picture? It appears that
> there is a LILO option that sets the file containing this, but I do not know
> what format the picture is in, or what tool I can use to create my own
I've been wondering about this myself, so I thought I'd try file
osiris:~$ file /boot/message
That doesn't help any...
So I thought I'd try loading it in xv. It loads it, and says
320x200 PCX. 8-bit mode. Got all 252 colors. (220 unique)
in the status bar. Just for fun, I saved it as a PPM file, then ran
ppmtopcx on the result. Apparently file doesn't know about PCX files.
osiris:~$ file message.pcx
So I whipped up a 320x200 image in gimp, saved it as a PPM, then ran
it through "ppmquant 256 | ppmtopcx". I pointed lilo to the new PCX
file, and it displayed on boot. :-) (Having VMware images handy to
test stuff like that is Nice.)
I looked at the lilo patches in the source rpm, and it looks like the
text location is hard-coded, so put the white box in the same location
and you should be fine.
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