Archive for the ‘Ubuntu’ Category

Creating or modifying USplash /w Ubuntu (or any debian distribution)

August 20, 2008

Here is a really simple solution to creating a splash screen for use with usplash (default on ubuntu hardy 8.x) by modifying the default ubuntu splash screen or any other theme.

1. apt-get build-dep usplash-ubuntu-theme
2. apt-get source usplash-ubuntu-theme
3. open the splash screens from the usplash-theme-ubuntu-x.xx directory with a graphics editor such as gimp
4. convert to rgb
5. modify the splash screens as desired
6. convert back to indexed /w limit of 16 colors
7. apt-get source -b usplash-ubuntu-theme
8. dpkg -i usplash-ubuntu-theme-x.xx.deb

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Ubuntu 8.04 boot Toram Fix

June 8, 2008

Since Ubuntu’s toram feature is still broken in 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04 I thought I’d let those searching for a solution know that the pendrivelinux fix for 7.04 linked below works for 7.10 & 8.04. The only difference is the kernel will be something other than 2.6.20-15-generic. You probably already know that “uname -a” will provide that information. While the older modified casper script works you might want to determine the parts you need and update the 8.04 script manually (I’m not sure if it actually differs or not as I didn’t bother to check).

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10/15/ubuntu-toram-how-to-make-ubuntu-boot-to-ram/