Re: Compiling Kernel for Bootsplash: The Whole Seven Metres.
"David R. Litwin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Before I go any further, yes, I need bootsplash: My computer is dual-boot and
> the other user insists on A: Using Windows and B: Shutting Down every Evening.
> In addition, I shall be getting a lap-top soon. (By the bye, why doesn't
> Debian have Bootsplash as a standard?)
> I know I need to compile a kernel (which I can do with synaptic and
> kernel-package) and then patch it.
> I do not know how.
> I have skimmed through a HOWTO or three. However, they aren't quite answering
> my questions. So, allow me to elaborate, if you will.
> Firstly, I need to get linux-source-2.6.12 from the Debian archives (with
> Synaptic, in my case). Do I need linux-patch-debian-2.6.12 or
I find it easiest to just grab the vanilla sources straight from
kernel.org. The Debian ones tend to be crippled and patched, which
makes it a pain to apply new patches.
Basically, the steps are:
1. Download the kernel source
2. Extract it to /usr/src, or wherever you'd prefer
3. Download the bootsplash patch from http://www.bootsplash.de/files/
4. 'cd' into the extracted kernel source directory and run 'patch -p1
5. Run 'make menuconfig', customize as needed, and be sure to set
6. Run 'make-kpkg kernel_image'. See /usr/share/doc/kernel-packages for
lots more info.
7. Use 'dpkg -i' to install the newly build kernel package
> Next, I need use kernel-package. How do I do this? What of menuconfig or some
> such thing? Must I 'do' this as well?
> There is also the matter of Patching. When and how do I do this so that I will
> have Bootsplash? There is an entry for Sources.list, so I can acquire that
> which I need from the Bootsplash web-site. But, what do I need? How do I
> implement this?
Add to the /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://debian.bootsplash.de unstable main
And then install:
And probably sysv-rc-bootsplash if you want a working progress bar.
It looks like they also have some packages for apply the kernel patch,
but I've never bothered with those.
I think that's about it...
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