Re: Compiling Kernel for Bootsplash: The Whole Seven Metres.
David R. Litwin wrote:
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
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?
I know that this makes me sound like a newby; well, I fairly much am.
Not so much that I won't know the slightest thing that you're talking
of; I'm just really concerned about screwing up me system and making it
un-usable. That's the only reason I'm asking, in fact.
I'm not adverse to reading HOWTOs, as long as they answer all of the
questions that I have asked: I know that some do not mention apt-get,
which makes me think that they are not Debian specific; which is what I
I just got through doing that and I followed this:
Found it very useful. It works well.
I had to set his --cmd= parm in rc and rcS to "repaint" rather than
"paint" because it would not show the background after console-screen.sh
Also I adjusted his textscreen to offset 0,0 because it screwed up my
vcstimed that displays things in the upper right hand corner.
BTW, to the remark: "but we don't boot that often..." that all depends
on where you live. In Mexico I have lots of power hits, so you boot a
lot, even it is just nervousness...