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BSME-1.0 & 2.0
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 09:51    Post_subject:  BSME-1.0 & 2.0
Sub_title: Boot-Splash Message Editor
 

This utility provides an easy way to edit message files for graphical boot splash screens.



This is a great companion for MultiPup.

The web help is a work in progress but it will give you some idea how it works. http://smokey01.com/help/bsme

Fatdog users will need a full CPIO which can be downloaded at the smokey01 repository in Fatdog Package Manager.

LighthousePup64 users will need getcurpos as it's not included like most Pups.



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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 09:51    Post_subject:  

After Catdude and I released version 1.0 we decided we could probably expand on some of the functionality, so the changes are:

Added the ability to convert fonts from ttf to fnt.
Use the above fonts
Updated the help.
Works on 32 and 64-bit systems
Made non applicable image sizes inactive (greyed out)

It has been successfully tested on:
Precise-5.7.1
Slacko-5.6
Carolina-1.0 It does need Rox installed
Raring-3.9.9.2
Fatdog-6.11
Fatdog-6.2.1
LHP-602b2
MacPup-550

Help file: http://www.smokey01.com/help/bsme/
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russoodle


Joined: 12 Sep 2008
Posts: 665
Location: Down-Under in South Oz

PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 10:20    Post_subject:  BSME..
Sub_title: Cool Utility!
 

Brilliant job, guys...thanks Very Happy

Both elegant and functional, and the background image hover-highlight and refresh function are a nice touch....well thought out and implemented overall, imo..

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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 15:45    Post_subject:  

What is the cpio package called in fatdog?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 17:09    Post_subject:  

Ted Dog, see link below.

http://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/cpio-2.11-fd64.pet

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug 2013, 22:28    Post_subject:  

New version.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=720563#720563

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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 08:58    Post_subject:  

smokey01 wrote:
New version.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=720563#720563

Did you guys think about helping shinobar to update Frugal Installer,
so that it supports keeping (maybe even choosing) the full/custom graphical boot menu settings? .. for example, the Akita live CD has long had one of these GRUB graphical boot menus, with the 800x600 background image, and advanced menu, help page, etc .. but frugal installer won't keep these settings, as it uses its own grub templates..

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CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 14:19    Post_subject:  

Hello sc0ttman

Having a LiveCD that uses the gfxmenu files is quite easy really,
all that's required is a stage2_eltorito file that supports them.

The problems arise when using Puppy to install GRUB to the HDD,
as Puppies GRUB files do not support gfxmenu files, only splashimage files.

And those splashimage files (IMHO) are rather crap in comparison to the gfxmenu files.

So, in order to use Puppy to install GRUB (that supports gfxmenu files)
you first need to overwrite/replace at least some of the default files with some that do.
I would say these two files at a bare minimum require replacing: (suitable files attached below)
    /usr/sbin/grub
    /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage2


Also, this file /usr/sbin/grubconfig would require some editing,
with regard to the 'global section' of the menu.lst that will be created during the install.
ie: make it look something like this:
Code:
# Start GRUB global section
#timeout 30
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
gfxmenu /boot/grub/message
# End GRUB global section

Where 'message' is the name of your gfxmenu file.

Plus, you would of course need to include a gfxmenu file,
which would need to be copied to the HDD along with the other GRUB files during the install.


All of the above relates to Legacy GRUB.


Grub4Dos can also use these gfxmenu files,
so it may be easier to edit whatever script it (Grub4Dos) uses to create the menu.lst
and add a similar line to it.

You would still need to include a gfxmenu file
and have it copied to the HDD during install.

Hope this has provided some food for thought.

CatDude
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