make your own splashimage for GRUB2 on ubuntu 9.10

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.