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#1 2008-05-29 07:53:21

wonglaye
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i have no spalshimage in my grub

i have no splashimage command in grub, how can i do?
i install archlinux with 2008.03 CD

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#2 2008-05-29 08:58:20

crc32
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Install grub-gfx from community

pacman -S grub-gfx

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#3 2008-05-29 09:18:58

_Marco_
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

read the article in the wiki.. I think you HAVE to "overwrite your current Grub installation" too..
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Grub-gfx

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#4 2008-05-29 15:12:47

wonglaye
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

thank you!
i became a arch linux user 24 hous ago smile , and  who can tell me why arch makes two grubs, grub and grub-gfx?in other distro, i never heard that. why not patch it during installtion?is it buggy?

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#5 2008-05-29 15:46:32

rson451
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

because -gfx is not necessary.  not every user wants or needs the grub splash.


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#6 2008-05-29 16:01:02

bender02
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

The default arch packages are as vanilla as possible. To add gfx support to grub, one has to patch the grub source - thus this is not included in the default grub package. However, everyone is welcome to compile their own patched versions - and if they are popular enough, they can make it into the community repo.

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#7 2008-05-29 16:27:01

Zepp
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Does the grub-gfx package contain grub or is it just grub artwork? Can't the standard grub package display a backsplash if configured appropriately?

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#8 2008-05-29 16:51:53

jacko
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Zepp wrote:

Does the grub-gfx package contain grub or is it just grub artwork? Can't the standard grub package display a backsplash if configured appropriately?

its a patched grub package, so I would easily assume it has grub functionality.

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#9 2008-05-29 16:54:45

jacko
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=2416

second comment, ' One can't have grub and grub-gfx...'

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#10 2008-05-29 17:35:32

Zepp
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Hmm interesting, I wonder why the grub-gfx package isn't just an optional artwork only package?

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#11 2008-05-29 17:41:37

iBertus
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Zepp wrote:

Hmm interesting, I wonder why the grub-gfx package isn't just an optional artwork only package?

Because, as someone has already said, grub must be patched prior to before it can display splash images. Arch doesn't like to mess too much with upstream code and so ships the vanilla grub. The grub-gfx package is a community/AUR package that patches the grub source for splash support and includes the default theme. Without the patched code the theme would not work.

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#12 2008-05-29 19:06:14

phrakture
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

Grub, by default, does NOT support background images. It is not just artwork in the grub-gfx package. If there were an artwork-only package, you would _still need_ a patched grub to display it

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#13 2008-05-31 14:50:03

wonglaye
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Re: i have no spalshimage in my grub

thank you all of you

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