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How to have a graphical GRUB (Updated Package Available)
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 17:25    Post subject:  

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especially by our lady members

all 3 of them ROFL

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 17:35    Post subject:  

Hello mike

mikeb wrote:

all 3 of them ROFL

Surely there is more than 3, isn't there ?

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 17:39    Post subject:  

I was exaggerating...I know of only one at the moment...

ps Aitch has gone suspiciously quiet

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 17:51    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
I was exaggerating...I know of only one at the moment...

Mmm looks like a new thread/poll is required. Laughing

mikeb wrote:

ps Aitch has gone suspiciously quiet

He has hasn't he, bad boy.

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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec 2009, 17:19    Post subject:  

I'm still around...

Just been visiting a friend, ......with a broken PC

....and got snowed in, and network- less Sad

So what do I find when I come back

Lady puppians gettin' the mikeb taken out of them.....tut, tut

Now who's a bad boy, eh?

Happy Xmas, Ladies......

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Aitch, i could have posted message files showing scantily clad babes a long time ago,
i just thought it may have been frowned upon, especially by our lady members.



CatDude, I'm glad you didn't, thanks

Aitch Smile
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec 2010, 18:26    Post subject:  

I want to thank to point for
Quote:
Open a terminal in WD1, (right click: Window > Terminal Here)
and enter:
cpio -iv < pupsta1

even cpio --help is saying
Quote:
Examples:
# Copy files named in name-list to the archive
cpio -o < name-list [> archive]
# Extract files from the archive
cpio -i [< archive]
# Copy files named in name-list to destination-directory
cpio -p destination-directory < name-list

but after learning that 'patch -i' is the same as 'patch <' I always just tried `cpio -iv PIC` which didn't worked .
I want grub to go because the 'extlinux.conf' entries seems not to be overwriteable. Mine extlinux.conf on USB Flash looks like
Quote:
default puppy
display boot.msg
prompt 1
timeout 150

F1 boot.msg
F2 help.msg

label puppy
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash pfix=ram debug panic=60 pkeys=de

which seems to boot in debug mode even if I adjust the Kernel command line.
It will take me some days to get it working I think, but thank you very much !
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russoodle


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 09:48    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
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especially by our lady members

all 3 of them ROFL

mike

Hey, c'mon mikeb, there are at least half a dozen of us that i can think of, offhand, probably heaps more though...and i can only imagine what you and our resident reprobate, Aitch, might've asked Santa for this past Christmas Shocked
(j/j, Aitch)

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 09:53    Post subject: grub screens  

Wow CatDude, you've done a great job on those new grub screens Very Happy

Have to say, i'm inclined to favour #9...love that photo..

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Indy'spup

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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2011, 16:49    Post subject:  

I love the graphical interface lol especially the message.pup16

Works like a charm
Thanks!!! Very Happy
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Indy'spup

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PostPosted: Wed 25 May 2011, 00:27    Post subject: Frugal GFXmenu Boot Loader is awesome!!  

The graphix menu worked like a charm on a full install, but since trying many puppies and settling on a mijnpup Frugal install I was temporarily baffled with combining gfxmenu to Grub4Dos and the alternative complexity of Grub2 booting a Frugal install..

Thanks to CatDude for all his hard word on this gfxmenu project and the hint from mikeb i got the deal under control and found that Grub2 was totally unnecessary Smile

A Frugal Puppy Install (mijnpup in this case)
Run the latest Grub4Dos
placed the message.pup16 gfxmenu to the same location as the grub menu and loader eg /home
then edited the menu, adding the Global comments and the gfxmenu line eg.

-----------------------------------------<>-------------------------------------

# menu.lst produced by grub4dosconfig-v
#
# Start GRUB global section
color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 5
default 0
gfxmenu /message.pup16
# End GRUB global section

# Frugal installed Puppy
title mijnpup 520
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /mijnpup520/initrd.gz
kernel /mijnpup520/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=mijnpup520
initrd /mijnpup520/initrd.gz

# additionals

# title Grub4Dos commandline\n(for experts only)
# commandline

title Reboot computer
reboot

# title Halt computer
# halt

-----------------------------------------<>-------------------------------------


Frugal puppy + grub4Dos + gfxmenu = awesome!!

[img]http://db.tt/3HiG6mB[/img] Ok now what's up with that!!

meanwhile... here it is uploaded instead Smile

Thanks Very Happy
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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Aug 2013, 06:11    Post subject:  

Hello CatDude.

I see that this discussion has not been used for two years...

My question: do you think the package grub-gfxboot-ext4-and-inode256-compatible.tar.gz is compatible with latest versions of Puppy Precise ?

Cordialement,

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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 11:44    Post subject:  

@ Mike
Thank you for your answer via mp.
I tested package (grub-gfxboot-ext4-and-inode256-compatible.tar.gz), it is fully compatible with Puppy Precise.
This is great!
So again, gfxmenu will be used by many French puplets.

When using the old version of the package, I asked myself a few questions. Today, I would place them on the forum.
1 - Is it possible to locate the help file (en.hlp)? It would be practical with the new multilingual Puppy.
2 - What is the function of "languages" ​​file?
3 - What is the function of "en.tr" ​​file?

I have other issues with my current tests.
4 - Obviously, I tried to edit the "pupsta1" file. I started by back.jpg file, normally it's simple, but I have a problem. I created an image (jpg 800x600) to replace the one included in cool-cat_no-penguins_800x600.gz.
But it does not work and Grub offers me a black screen (see, screenshots).
Why is the picture is not compatible??

Cordialement,
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 12:12    Post subject:  

Pas de probleme Wink

4. Check background=back.jpg in the gfxboot.cfg name matches your jpg. I cannot see any other problem with the image you have used.

1. locate.... as in have a french version? The basic idea seems to be the languages file specifies which xx.lng file to use. Perhaps there is a way to select a language...
2...see above
3 don't know though related to language too.

On a general note the graphical menu will also work with standard grub 1 and when used with such the editing of the kernel parameters works as intended.

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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 13:03    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
4. Check background=back.jpg in the gfxboot.cfg name matches your jpg. I cannot see any other problem with the image you have used.

Hello mike.

4 - background=back.jpg in the gfxboot.cfg => it seems to be ok
Code:
; Sections are read in the order given in base::layout, with section 'base'
; implicitly added at the end. If a config value is given more than once,
; the first entry wins.
;
; If a screen resolution can't be set, 640x480 is used as fallback (and
; section '640x480' added to the layout list).
;
; If the penguin screen is active, section 'penguin' is automatically added
; to the layout list.
;
; Setting livecd=1 implicitly adds section 'live' to the layout list.
;
; Color values: 24 bit RGB (e.g. 0xff0000 = red).
;

[base]
layout=800x600
; menu background transparency (0..255)
menu.transparency=0x20
; default font
font.normal=16x16.fnt
; main menu font
font.large=16x16.fnt
; background image
background=back.jpg
; max. visible main menu items
mainmenu.entries=8
; minimal main menu selection bar width
mainmenu.bar.minwidth=300
; main menu selection bar transparency (0..255)
mainmenu.bar.transparency=80
; main menu colors
mainmenu.bar.color=0xffffff
mainmenu.normal.fg=0xffffff
mainmenu.selected.fg=0x000000
; boot option colors
bootopt.label.fg=0x00FF00
bootopt.text.fg=0xffffff
; menu colors
menu.normal.bg=0xd8deed
menu.normal.fg=0x000000
menu.selected.bg=0x6c6c6c
menu.selected.fg=0xffffff
; window colors
window.bg=0xd8deed
window.fg=0x000000
window.title.bg=0x217b05
window.title.fg=0xffffff
window.title.error.bg=0xc00000
; help system colors
help.link.fg=0x0000a0
help.link.selected.fg=0xffffff
help.link.selected.bg=0x0000a0
help.highlight.fg=0x009000
; panel colors
panel.normal.fg=0x00FF00
panel.title.fg=0xffffff
panel.f-key.fg=0xffe050

[800x600]
; screen size
screen.size=800,600
; upper left corner, if x = -1, center horizontally
mainmenu.pos=-1,160
; boot option input field position
bootopt.pos=165,565

[640x480]
; screen size
screen.size=640,480
; upper left corner, if x = -1, center horizontally
mainmenu.pos=-1,122
; boot option input field position
bootopt.pos=263,380


In console
Code:
# cpio -iv < pupsta1
16x16.fnt
back.jpg
en.hlp
en.tr
gfxboot.cfg
init
languages
timer_a.jpg
647 blocks
# ls | cpio -ov > pupsta1
16x16.fnt
back.jpg
en.hlp
en.tr
gfxboot.cfg
init
languages
cpio: File pupsta1 grew, 294912 new bytes not copied
pupsta1
timer_a.jpg
1157 blocks
#



mikeb wrote:
1. locate.... as in have a french version? The basic idea seems to be the languages file specifies which xx.lng file to use. Perhaps there is a way to select a language...

I have a french version avaible, but I only use Puppy. So I do not know if other distribution (suze?) propose the Grub boot multilingual.
If this is possible, we must try to use it, it will be easy to find translations.

Très cordialement, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 13:38    Post subject:  

hmmmm

are you removing the original pupsta1 before repacking? Sorry if stating the obvious....

Quote:
If a screen resolution can't be set, 640x480 is used as fallback

I assume you have had it running at 800x600 with a sample graphic...ie the framebuffer is happy at that resolution

I have no information on multilingual use and a search produced nothing as yet...

If it continues to be stubborn I will try building it here....

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