Bug#243233: installation report (d-i 20040408)
On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:00:14PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Bruno Majewski <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-04-11 18:28]:
> > (5) Assuming grub and use a graphical splashscreen like lilo can, I am
> > surprised you did not make grub use one to make the boot process prettier.
> > If we want the "unwashed masses" to use Linux, we might was well make it
> > pretty. And that includes a graphical grub menu as well as using the
> > bootsplash kernel patch. I should not have to patch & recompile my kernel
> > to make my machine not scream "geek!".
> What's the status of having a version of GRUB in the archive which
> displays a graphical boot screen?
It's been supported for a while, but it's not enabled by default.
Luis R. Rodriguez <email@example.com> is working on a package that
would contain only splashimages, so we can use this as a base for providing
a default splashimage setup with grub. I just pinged him today about his
"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."
-- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)