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    Default Boot logo gone after install to HD, need help.

    After installing BT3 to my HD, the lilo boot screen is generic and not very sexy.

    When booting to the LiveCD or USB Flash Drive, it looks much better. Must be something in the MBR.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

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    same problem on my macbook i will make a live install with changes i think it better for this beta a lot of problems and bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnr0616 View Post
    After installing BT3 to my HD, the lilo boot screen is generic and not very sexy.

    When booting to the LiveCD or USB Flash Drive, it looks much better. Must be something in the MBR.

    Any ideas how to fix this?
    A quick search of the wiki reveals this about bt2:
    (note: you can get your bootsplash back by giving the command "makesplash" and adding an initrd line to your lilo.conf. When you do this make sure /boot is mounted) however note that this is for bt2.

    you should see a line similar to this in your lilo.conf file:
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    #bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
    see if that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnr0616 View Post
    After installing BT3 to my HD, the lilo boot screen is generic and not very sexy.

    When booting to the LiveCD or USB Flash Drive, it looks much better. Must be something in the MBR.

    Any ideas how to fix this?
    OMG how are you gonna hack with out the boot logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    OMG how are you gonna hack with out the boot logo.
    I thought that the (read my) hand print was used as a biometric so that the system authenticated me and allowed me to hack??!!
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    Thank you for your help. I have sucessfully gotten the BT3 Boot Splash to display during startup thanks to your instructions.

    However, I have not been able find or setup the LILO splash menu. Assuming it is /boot/splash.bmp, but I recieve that file is not valid and is not listed there. Also I searched the BT3 install cd and the boot directory there is also missing the splash.bmp file.

    I feel that I am missing something very simple. If there are any suggestions I would appericate them. I have done quite a bit of reading and realize there are two splash screens, the bootsplash and the fbsplash. I assume the fpsplash is what I call the LILO splash menu which whould be /boot/splash.bmp. I have searched the Live CD and cannot find this file, even when I boot to the LIVE CD. Crikey, is this totaly a newb issue? Am I simply being a dunce?

    Here is my lilo.conf

    lba32
    boot = /dev/hdc
    prompt
    timeout = 300
    #bitmap = /boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    #vga = 769,771/773/792
    vga = 791
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    initrd = /boot/splash.initrd
    root = /dev/hdc4
    label = BackTrack
    read-only
    #windows
    other = /dev/hdc2
    label = WinXP
    table = /dev/hdc
    #Leopard
    other = /dev/hdc1
    label = Leopard
    table = /dev/hdc

    Here is the contents of my /boot directory.

    bt boot # ls
    boot.1600 map splash.initrd vmlinuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnr0616 View Post
    Thank you for your help. I have sucessfully gotten the BT3 Boot Splash to display during startup thanks to your instructions.

    However, I have not been able find or setup the LILO splash menu. Assuming it is /boot/splash.bmp, but I recieve that file is not valid and is not listed there. Also I searched the BT3 install cd and the boot directory there is also missing the splash.bmp file.

    I feel that I am missing something very simple. If there are any suggestions I would appericate them. I have done quite a bit of reading and realize there are two splash screens, the bootsplash and the fbsplash. I assume the fpsplash is what I call the LILO splash menu which whould be /boot/splash.bmp. I have searched the Live CD and cannot find this file, even when I boot to the LIVE CD. Crikey, is this totaly a newb issue? Am I simply being a dunce?
    A quick search of the forums shows:
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/sho...ht=boot+splash

    try and have a look there and see if that gets you going.
    try to do a bit of searching here and on google as well
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    The boot splash is working fine. The LILO menu splash is where I am having trouble.

    I've read as many posts as I could find about this topic, but I come to a dead end when trying to add the splash.bmp to my lilo.conf. This file does not exist on my system.

    After running makesplash, that just creates the splash.initrd file which loads the boot splash.

    This does not solve the Lilo menu issue. Where is the splash.bmp? How can I install or extract it?

    Is it in the vmlinuz* kernel and I need to extract it somehow? I've tried to work on this for the last 3 days, but I'm thinking it's just not possible with an HD install.

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    I have the fbsplash working properly but whenever I exit X it is gone

    How do I have it reinitialize when I return to the command line?

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    Tried all these methods and still no boot splash

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