Compiling Kernel for Bootsplash: The Whole Seven Metres. [Solved]
Aha! I got it to work (well, the boot up, any way. I haven't booted down yet. I assume it will work, though).
I thank you all kindly for your help.
(For purposes of completion:)
Bby putting the line
deb-src http://splashy.Alioth.debian.org/debian/ unstable maininto the sources.list file, then, using synaptic, I got the package splashy. Then, I updated
menu.list (GRUB) to look like this:
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.12-1-686
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-686 root=/dev/hdc2 ro quiet splash vga=792
bootand all works. I have yet to explore other themes, though; nor have I booted down or attempted a verbose boot. I assume all will work nicely.
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