The AUR. Note that the package can be compiled on x86_64 architecture only with gcc-multilib.AUR package is in the
Backup your current GRUB configuration. (During the package installation, this should happen automatically; this is a precautionary step.)
# cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.bak
Thepackage will be replaced if it is installed.
After the installation check
/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
/boot/grub/menu.lst.pacsave. You could also just overwrite your backup copy over the new
menu.lst and proceed to the configuration below.
The only change in configuration is the addition of the
splashimage line. In the default
/boot/grub/menu.lst you will see the following:
# general configuration: timeout 5 default 0 color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue splashimage /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
Otherwise, you will simply be adding the last line to your existing
menu.lst. This line will point to the image you want to use as the background during your boot selection screen.
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:
# grub-install /dev/sda
But remember to adjust according to your system.
Splash images have to be
.xpm.gz file type, 640x480, and only 14 colors.
To install a new splash image, copy the image to the GRUB directory (i.e.
/boot/grub/) then update your
menu.lst to point to the image. No need to reinstall GRUB; just reboot and you should see the new image.
You should still be able to select an OS and boot from this screen. Once you are back into your system check your
menu.lst file again. Ensure the path to your splash screen is correct. Remember,
splashimage line is relative to GRUB's root partition. If you have GRUB on its own
/boot partition, the line will read
splashimage /grub/splash.xpm.gz. Then remember to make sure you actually have the splash screen you wish to use in that directory.