Re: lilo splash screen patch
Ok, what youve done sounds cool, i just did a search for "lilo splash
screen" and found that, i didnt realise there were a few different
I think any resolution splash screen would be cool, i guess the higher
resolution the better.
I look forward to seeing your work.
Robin Burgener wrote:
> I had a look at the page you are referring to; that is not the Corel
> Lilo patch. When I get a chance, I will be packaging my patches.
> I'm not exectly sure what the page you found will do, it appears that it
> will display a 320x200 image and then do the standard Lilo stuff. The
> Corel Linux patch to Lilo provides a selection menu and uses cursor keys
> to select the boot image.
> There are several good reasons for 320x200x256...
> - the boot-loader runs in real mode, 320*200 = 64000 ( <64K )
> - byte per pixel makes drawing easier, speed is not a concern, my mini
> graphics driver is about 1500 bytes of code (draw char, draw box, tint
> area, decompress screen, save/restore screen, set palette...)
> Given a choice between 320x200x256 and 640x480x16, what would you
> P.S. My 16 colour mini graphics driver is twice the size and does not
> include tint area
> Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > I just the lilo splash screen patch in action as used by the corel boot
> > system.
> > The splash screen adds a nice touch i think, it displays a 320x200x256
> > tiff image until a key is pressed. This may be apreciated by those types
> > of people who dont understand the beatiful techo info that the kernel
> > spits out.
> > It would mean we would have to use lilo instead of syslinux. Im not sure
> > what implications this patch would have on other systems.
> > The patch is at http://www.klografx.de/misc/lilo/raw.html its hard to
> > make out the comments its in german i guess.
> > Not usre abotu compatability either, but 320x200 isnt much resolution so
> > youd think any display card would work, i guess serial boot is a problem
> > (vut i dont know much about this)
> > I thought it was worth a mention if it hasnt been discussed before.
> > Glenn McGrath
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