via dvdrw, gui install (enter), advanced, existing, lilo to partition.
kicked cd/dvd drawer then flashing cursor, held power button to shut down.
boot, no splash (did not check box)
same issue at login, no text, documented
login/out fine, create new user
observation, adding wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce lists wallpapers on wallpaper chooser list and clicking loads wallpaper like the mate chooser. The default wallpaper should be in this folder.