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syslinux splash screen?



On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Justin Pryzby <
justinpryzby at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 09:55:38AM +0100, Michael Creel wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Michael Creel <michael.creel at uab.es>
> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Justin Pryzby <
> > > justinpryzby at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 02:59:14PM +0100, Michael Creel wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > > I am unable to figure out how to activate a customized syslinux
> splash
> > > > > screen. With live-helper-1.0-a37 I could get one by copying my
> image
> > > > into
> > > > > config/binary_syslinux/splash.rle and using the lh_config switch
> > > > >  --syslinux-splash 'config/binary_syslinux/splash.rle'
> > > > > With newer versions of live-helper this doesn't work, I don't get
> any
> > > > > splash, not even the default.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/debian-live-devel/2007-December/002954.html
> > > >
> > > > That's the new syslinux splash mode that uses pngs.  The menu AFAICT
> is
> > > > a separate/independant thing.  I think either that thread continues,
> or
> > > > there's another one with some more discussions which I can't find
> ATM.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks, I'll try it. Do you know if the png has to be of a certain
> size,
> > > or satisfy any other requirements?
> > > M.
> > >
> >
> > I have tried this without success. The splash.png I used was 640x400,
> > indexed with 14 colors. I used the lh_config switch --syslinux-splash
> > "path/splash.png"
> >
> > I find that if I mount the generated ISO image, the file
> /isolinux/boot.txt
> > contains what appears to me to be an unexpanded variable: {$SPLASH}. Is
> > $SPLASH passed in as a variable at boot time somehow, or is this an
> error?
> Oops I was wrong about it being independant.
>
> /usr/bin/lh_binary_syslinux:
>
>                if [ "${LH_SYSLINUX_MENU}" = "disabled" ]
>                then
>                    SPLASH="${LIVE_DATA_PATH}/splash.rle"
>                else
>                    SPLASH="${LIVE_DATA_PATH}/splash.png"
>                fi
>

Well, I don't use syslinux-menu, so it's disabled. According to this,
splash.rle would be the way to go. That in fact used to work, but not now.
Thanks, M.
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