View Full Version : Customising the boot appearance

18th April 2006, 11:20 AM
I'm interested to know if one can change the look and feel of the boot process?

I have noticed that you can change the 'background' file for GRUB, but what I would like to do it change the fonts (I do see that the font changes slightly when the boot process starts). I would also like to know if I can change the font size while it's booting up (when it uses X to show the status while booting). My screeen is 1600x1050 and the font is mega big. I would prefer to see more lines of smaller text. Also is there a way to change other aspects of the look and feel of this bootup process? (like colours, background, etc). I would like to change colours.

Last thing - is there any documentation on how to create your own logon screens?

Many thanx for FC5 - it's definately the best FC so far !!!

2nd May 2006, 02:24 PM
Can anyone at least tell me what the process is that starts up the graphical boot process? i.e.: The graphical status screen with the grey frame and the pic of the computer where you see Starting... Networking,,, etc? I am keen to learn what happens during this and what settings one can change.
I'm still pretty new to Linux and understand the boot process to a degree but can't seem to find out if the process is started with the /etc/init.d/.... process or if it's fired from another process.



2nd May 2006, 02:32 PM
You can have a look here http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showpost.php?p=428824&postcount=47
and elsewhere in the How-to section regarding the boot process.
You can customize the look further by looking here for example http://www.gnome-look.org/ as well as other places.

Good Luck :)