On Sun, 2004-08-08 at 15:01 +0200, Per Olofsson wrote: > Tom von Schwerdtner: > > I have always preferred bootsplash over rhgb simply because with > > bootsplash you never see any console output, you go straight from the > > grub/lilo somewhat-graphical display to a perdy graphical boot. With > > rhgb you tend to see a fair amount of console gibberish before the > > splash fires up. > > There's a kernel option, "quiet", which disables console messages. It > could be used together with an initramfs image which displays a boot > splash on the framebuffer using a user mode tool. initramfs is loaded > early in the boot process, earlier than initrd. Thus you can get an > early boot splash image and no console messages without patching > the kernel. I agree with the quiet option, however some of us don't use initrd- enabled kernels at all. Maybe a better solution would be to enable "quiet" mode in the kernel and have some rcS.d script with a very early number "S01whatever" and have that script run something that builts some kind of framework for people to put their own splash images (a la bootsplash). Just some thoughts... I have had too many problems with initrd in the past, so I tend to compile my kernels without that option. Things run very smooth for me. But then again maybe I misunderstood Per because I don't really know what he means by "initramfs".
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