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[[zh-CN:Grub-Legacy-gfx]]{{DISPLAYTITLE:grub-gfx}}
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{{Note|GRUB Legacy has been deprecated and replaced by [[GRUB2]] in Arch Linux. See the news [https://www.archlinux.org/news/grub-legacy-no-longer-supported/ here]. GRUB2 also offers enhanced graphical capabilities, such as background images and bitmap fonts. Users are recommended to switch to [[GRUB2]] or [[Syslinux]] instead. See [[Grub#Upgrading to [[GRUB]](2)]] below.}}
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{{Article summary text|{{AUR|grub-gfx}} is a version of GRUB patched to enable background images on your bootloader screen.}}
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{{Article summary heading|Related}}
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{{Article summary wiki|GRUB Legacy}}
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{{Article summary wiki|GRUB2}}
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{{Article summary end}}
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==Installation==
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The {{AUR|grub-gfx}} package is in the [[AUR]]. Note that the package can be compiled on x86_64 architecture only with gcc-multilib.
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Backup your current [[GRUB]] configuration. (During the package installation, this should happen automatically; this is a precautionary step.)
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# cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.bak
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The {{Pkg|grub}} package will be replaced if it is installed.
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After the installation check {{ic|/boot/grub/menu.lst}}. Edit it accordingly to match the boot entries in your backup. If you failed to create your own backup, look for {{ic|/boot/grub/menu.lst.pacsave}}. You could also just overwrite your backup copy over the new {{ic|menu.lst}} and proceed to the configuration below.
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==Configuration==
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The only change in configuration is the addition of the {{Ic|splashimage}} line. In the default {{ic|/boot/grub/menu.lst}} you will see the following:
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# general configuration:
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timeout  5
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default  0
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color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue
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splashimage /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
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Otherwise, you will simply be adding the last line to your existing {{ic|menu.lst}}. This line will point to the image you want to use as the background during your boot selection screen.
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{{Note|This line is relative to GRUB's root partition, meaning if you have your own {{ic|/boot}} partition, the above should read:
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splashimage /grub/splash.xpm.gz
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}}
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Finally, it is necessary to (re)install GRUB to overwrite your current GRUB installation or bootloader. Please read [[GRUB]] if you have no experience doing this. On a fairly "standard" install this would mean executing something like:
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# grub-install /dev/sda
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But remember to adjust according to your system.
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==Splash images==
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Splash images have to be {{ic|.xpm.gz}} file type, 640x480, and only 14 colors.
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To install a new splash image, copy the image to the GRUB directory (i.e. {{ic|/boot/grub/}}) then update your {{ic|menu.lst}} to point to the image. No need to reinstall GRUB; just reboot and you should see the new image.
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==Troubleshooting==
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===Black screen; no menu; blinking prompt===
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You should still be able to select an OS and boot from this screen. Once you are back into your system check your {{ic|menu.lst}} file again. Ensure the path to your splash screen is correct. Remember, {{Ic|splashimage}} line is relative to GRUB's root partition. If you have GRUB on its own {{ic|/boot}} partition, the line will read {{Ic|splashimage /grub/splash.xpm.gz}}. Then remember to make sure you actually have the splash screen you wish to use in that directory.
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==External links==
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[http://www.schultz-net.dk/grub.html Collection of GRUB splashes]
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