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Re: [debian-knoppix] bootsplash

On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 06:21:19PM -0500, probono@myrealbox.com wrote:
> Hello List,
> bootsplash allows to have a graphical boot progress bar (as in Mac OS).  
> Please have a look on the screenshots on www.bootsplash.org - the new version 
> has made a huge progress.
> Knoppix is extremely user friendly, but the boot messages at the start are 
> unneccessary and even annoying for many users (at least as long everything 
> goes well - if not, simply press F2).  A graphical boot process would be an 
> important step to establishing Knoppix as a real desktop alternative to 
> Windows, especially when it comes to beginners.

Sorry, if it needs a graphical bootsplash in order to "have a real
alternative" to windows, there may be something seriously wrong.

> In the newest version the user can press F2 if he wants to see the boot 
> messages. Or it can be disabled altogether by appending vga=0 at the boot 
> prompt. So, I do not see any drawbacks why bootsplash shouldn't be included 
> in Knoppix. 

I see one drawback: It needs to be 0 bytes in size to fit on the
el torito bootfloppy. The Linux kernel tends to grow in size with every
new release.

-Klaus Knopper
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