Tim wrote: > Tim: >>> If it's on both drives, and the same partition number, it shouldn't >>> matter. It ought to work either way, it'd just use whichever drive it >>> thought was hd0 at that time. Alternative, you can comment it out and >>> just have a textual screen. > > > Mikkel L. Ellertson: >> In this case, the OP only has windows on the laptop drive, so >> changing the settings or disabling the splash screen are the only >> options. He was booting from a boot CD, so the USB drive was the >> second BIOS drive. But the new laptop can boot from a USB drive, and >> the USB drive is the first BIOS drive when you do that. It makes >> things interesting when doing the install. > > Though the splash screen graphics is in the boot location, along with > the kernel (albeit in a sub-directory, but that doesn't have to be the > case). Where ever you're getting the boot kernel from, you ought to be > able to get the graphics, too. That lends itself to other interesting > posibilities, like different graphics depending on where you boot from. > You can customise it to your heart's content. > The splash screen does not have to be on the same partition as the kernel, much less the same drive. But it does have to be on a drive the BIOS can access. (Grub uses the BIOS to access the drives.) If I am reading thing right, it also has to be on the same file-system type as the kernel images are. (Each 1.5 stage only understands one file system type.) I do not think that Grub hard-codes the splash screen graphics location. Because there isn't a NTFS stage 1.5, I don't think you can put the files on a NFTS. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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