make your own splashimage for GRUB2 on ubuntu 9.10

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This how to help you to add your own grub splash image(image in the boot menu).

1. Open any picture in GIMP
2. Resize canvas size to 640×480 ( If you are an expert you can add higher resolutions)
3. Now Save as .png or .tga format (in some versions jpg also works)

now copy the file to /boot/grub folder (eg: $sudo cp /home/shibu/xxx.tga /boot/grub)

For appearing new splashimage, you need to edit the file /etc/grub/05_debian_theme

$gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme

Now Find the following (it may be near 15th lines)

for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga} ; do

to replace ‘moreblue-orbit-grub‘ with the name of your splashimage :

for i in {/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/ceattingal.{png,tga} ; do

Now Run grub-mkconfig for writing the changes to grub-conf

$ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Now Everything Over, You can Reboot Now.

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