Editing the GRUB

Constantine Evans constantine at evanslabs.org
Sun Sep 17 06:38:26 UTC 2006

Tod Merley wrote:
> On 9/16/06, Sameera Shaakunthala <shaakunthala at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> What are the availeble colors for the GRUB boot loader?
>> Although I have used the basic colors (such as red), the menu still appears
>> in it's default color.
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> Hi Shaakunthala!
> Ok, my guess is that the "colors" option only affects the boot menu.
> What we see is probably refered to by the end of the kernel line (hit
> escape during the countdown to see the menu):
> ---------------------------------------------
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
> ---------------------------------------------
> For which I can find no reference in the GRUB Manual:
> # I used the PDF in Adobe and searched for "splash" - 0 results!
> http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.pdf
> # But I did find this which may well interest you!
> http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/~mcgrof/grub-images/
> # And it's apparent source
> http://www.bootsplash.org/
> Have a lot of fun!
> Tod

What are you looking for? It appears that Shaakunthala is, in fact,
trying to change the colours for the GRUB menu, since he is asking about
how to change the colour of the menu. splash is an option which runs the
splash script in the initramfs, which enables usplash. You can find
information about it in your initramfs.


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