How to change grub splash screen?


On my SLES 11 I tried to change grub splash screen, by editing following line in menu.lst:

gfxmenu (hd0,0)/message

I change “message” file with my custom picture. I tried different formats (png, tga, xpm, xpm.gz) but each time I’m getting following error:

Invalid file format

and my splash picture is not shown. I tried to pack the file using cpio, but it’s no good. Can anyone please explain me:

  1. in which format I should save the picture?
  2. what should be the resolution of it?
  3. do I need to cpio it?


The ‘message’ is the menu text, not the image. Have a look
in /etc/bootsplash/themes for the setup/configuration. Then once happy
with your theme (eg /etc/bootsplash/themes/myawesometheme/) use
YaST /etc/sysconfig editor to point at your theme (System->Boot-Themes).

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.12.36-38-default
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