Change boot screen

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  • #29952
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    Avatartejt

    Hi,
    Before I start I would just like to say this is an amazing OS.

    I have never fiddled this sort of thing before but I was wondering if it were possible to do any of these things:

      No output at startup/shutdown
      Image at startup/shutdown – maybe GIF??
      Progress bar at startup/shutdown

    I have started editing the grub and noticed a difference when I changed it:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet/splash/vga=current/loglevel=3/gfxmode=text"

    As I said I have never done this so please make it simple.
    Thanks so much.

    #29978
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    Avatarskidoo

    re “No output at startup/shutdown”
    Have you tried using “quiet” (and omit “splash”)?
    Someone can probably better assist if you further describe the preferred result.

    startup image
    If this page doesn’t provide satisfactory instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Displays
    try a websearch ~~ “grub change boot image”

    Any smoothly animated progressbar displayed during boot would be “simulated”, would be just decorative eye candy. There are only 8 or so checkpoint steps during boot where the progress indicator would be updated. The completion of each step is currently represented by a “dot” during the antiX boot.

    #29980
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    Avatartejt

    Hi,
    Thanks for replying. Yes I have tried quiet but what do you mean by dots. I got these when I installed but now I don’t, I thought that was just part of the install process.

    #29985
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    Avatarskidoo

    The progress dots (instead of scrolling lines of output) are displayed during boot when the “splasht” bootline option is used. Possibly this is a liveboot-only feature.

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    #29989
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    Avatarolsztyn

    In the above boot screen is there any chance to edit the top line, such as just saying ‘antiX 19’?

    #29992
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    Avatarskidoo

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    #30006
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    Avatarskidoo

    The following will serve as a rough howto. It’s not intended as a complete spoonfed solution, and presumes you’re modifying a liveboot (not an already-installed-to-disk) system.

    Before you begin editing, read to learn about the options available for unpacking and repacking the initrd file
    unpack-initrd -h

    Launch a root-permissioned terminal emulator and issue this command to extract the contents of the initrd file:
    unpack-initrd

    Identify occurrences of that ‘Franco’ test string within the unpacked files
    cd initrd
    grep -nr Franco
    and edit each of the found occurrences, replacing it with your preferred alternative superhero name (or none)

    After you have finished editing,
    re-read to remind you about the compression options available for repacking the initrd file
    unpack-initrd -h

    Additionally find/edit occurrences of the ‘Franco’ string within other files residing on the boot media:
    cd /live/boot-dev
    grep -nr Franco

    After repacking the initrd, during a subsequent boot session I would also check whether additional edits are necessary (because I cannot recall which are hardcoded vs dynamically generated):
    cd /etc
    sudo grep -nr -Franco

    forewarning:
    Replacing the “antiX 19” string can (almost certainly will, but I can’t recite an exact example offhand) lead to unexpected consequences when you run various utility programs. Some of the antiX//MX co-developed utilities sniff the release info details to determine if|then|else conditional operations (e.g. MX ships lightDM, antiX ships SLiM. Which config file needs to be read//written?)

    #30028
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    anticapitalistaanticapitalista

    In the above boot screen is there any chance to edit the top line, such as just saying ‘antiX 19’?

    Edit this line in the live initrd.gz – /etc/initrd-release
    PRETTY_NAME=”antiX 19 (Marielle Franco)”

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

    #30029
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    Avatarolsztyn

    Edit this line in the live initrd.gz – /etc/initrd-release
    PRETTY_NAME=”antiX 19 (Marielle Franco)”

    Thank you anti and skidoo for these solutions! Greatly appreciated…

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