Thanks for the pointer to BTC - I was already looking at an earlier version from a forum post. BTC (as you know
) calls VLbsplash-switch, which calls splash to replace the initrd, then runs lilo.
I don't know why this must be in the initrd, as none of it appears on-screen until after / is mounted read-only. Not gonna mess with it, tho.
I now have bootsplash-1280x800 and silent-1280x800 installed and working on my system. Changes are required to init scripts, and the installation method differs. Was going to just post instructions for these, but it should be a package. Once I've made the package, where/how do I share it? The package will contain the changes, images sold seperately. Anyone with minimally functional vision will want to replace my images with their own
My personal version of the text bootsplash includes a progress bar in the border, but I won't be distributing that. The changes just to make wide splashes function like the originals are plenty hacky. Adding the bar to text splash increases hackiness by a factor of twelve.
retired1af: 1280x800 is the same aspect ratio as 1440x900. When I can finish, you can use as-is at 1280x800, or rescale the images and write a new .cfg. That's not too hard when you have .cfg's from several resolutions to look at.
Last post in this forum. Images to Artwork forum (in hopes someone can do better) and info and package to whereever is suggested.