[syslinux] SYSLINUX bootsplash

A.J. Venter aj at getopenlab.com
Fri Jun 16 12:17:51 PDT 2006

> > SYSLINUX is no longer in control of the system once kernel and initrd is
> > loaded, if you want a splashscreen at this poing I belive you will have
> > to make your kernel and initrd do this.
> >
> > I suggest having a look at:  http://www.bootsplash.org/

Bootsplash is at best a pain, at worst impossible to install since it hasn't 
been maintained in ages and the patches are hopelessly out of date.

I suggest fbsplash instead. It works quite well and can import old bootsplash 
themes - not to mention that the splashutils make working with it a LOT 
simpler than bootsplash.
Not simple, but at least simpler.



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A.J. Venter
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