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    Default Change the bootsplash BT 4 pre-final

    First I just want to say I love this distro. and thanks to all that have put it together.
    I am putting this post up because, I have been in a few situations I didn't want to advertise that I was running BT when booting up my laptop.
    Don't get me wrong I love BT, just sometimes don't want others to see I am running it.
    I looked everywhere on how to change the bootsplash and couldn't find a one stop solution so this is how I did it. This was originally a response to another post but the title wasn't clear.
    You will need kernel headers or source to do this.

    hXXp://bootsplash.sourcearchive.com/documentation/3.3/splash_8c-source.html
    copy source from above link (change hXXp to http) to a text file save it ie. splash.c then compile it

    Code:
    root@bt:~# cd /wherever you saved the file
    root@bt:~# gcc -o splash splash.c
    backup original bootsplash used by fix-splash and make a link to bootsplash dir in /etc/ I did this because most themes are preset for this dir
    Code:
    root@bt:~# mv -i /opt/bootsplash/bootsplash /opt/bootsplash/bootsplashold
    root@bt:~# ln -s /opt/bootsplash /etc/bootsplash
    root@bt:~# mkdir /etc/bootsplash/themes
    download theme of choice for bootsplash or make your own and save to /etc/bootsplash/themes/
    make your new bootsplash
    Code:
    root@bt:~# ./splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/coolsplash/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> /etc/bootsplash/bootsplash
    root@bt:~# fix-splash
    root@bt:~# reboot now
    a few times for me if the splash didn't change after reboot i just ran fix-splash again and all was well
    if you don't like your change or miss the old one rename the backup back to bootsplash and fix-splash again

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    I actually had the same thought. If i was demo a exploit to my work place to show a vulnerability, i was concerned that after leaving that meeting, every IT professional will download a copy of BT and start attempting to use it. I'm all for sharing information, and appreciate this post.

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    If you don't want someone to know you are using it, should you be using it?

    I can think of a reason... you are going to surprise your girlfriend by installing BT4 for her, and you don't want her to see before her birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    If you don't want someone to know you are using it, should you be using it?

    I can think of a reason... you are going to surprise your girlfriend by installing BT4 for her, and you don't want her to see before her birthday.
    Actually my Wife likes it. Sure I should use it, But seeing as though I use it as my primary OS, every time I am in a public place and I boot up a smiley face boot is well, just better.

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    I believe you were referring to my howto posts mentioned here: http://forums.remote-exploit.org/bac...agon-icon.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi View Post
    I believe you were referring to my howto posts mentioned here: hXXp://forums.remote-exploit.org/backtrack-4-howto/25475-bt-4-pre-final-howto-grub-splash-fix-boot-splash-gui-login-menu-kmenu-dragon-icon.html]
    I was not referring to your post. Your post was great. I was referring to one on a user wanting to change the bootsplash. Not the grub splash. Also this post is about adding your own bootsplash to change the "The quiter you become ...." splash .

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