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Hi guys, Lets make this look professional by making a little GUI for this and it is Possible

but need some help on adding it into the ISOLINUX.CFG file which looks like this

CODE 1

PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 90 DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img

while the ones that I have seen look like this.

CODE 2

default install
prompt 1
timeout 0
display boot.msg
label install
kernel vmlinuz
append ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img text

So if anyone can help me place the files where they belong into CODE 2 would be nice


I tried this

PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 90 DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img DISPLAY boot.msg

but never worked and gave me a checksum error

here is some more help

http://members.chell...100/ILpart1.htm

Thank you

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any ideas?

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What does your boot.msg contain?

Try this one. Name your image splash.lss.

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What does your boot.msg contain?

Try this one. Name your image splash.lss.


my boot image contain a little welcome text about the file, nothing do with codes, so did you get yours to boot up yet

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my boot image contain a little welcome text about the file, nothing do with codes, so did you get yours to boot up yet


I think it's loading, but I think my lss image is not in the right format or something.

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I think it's loading, but I think my lss image is not in the right format or something.


try mine see if it boots up with it and how did u get it to load what did you add in the ISOLINUX.CFG file

Attached File  splash.zip   2.12KB   225 downloads

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What would be cool is that boot-132 advances to be made for Linux(Ubuntu pref), Mac OS X and Windows installion, and you could just have a drag and drop options for kexts and bootable from usb and not from CD for first installion and it could work with pcwiz's os x tools. This could be so cool for noobs and occasional lazy-asses like myself.

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try mine see if it boots up with it and how did u get it to load what did you add in the ISOLINUX.CFG file

Attached File  splash.zip   2.12KB   225 downloads


Got it. The trick is to set PROMPT to 1 and TIMEOUT to 0 in the .cfg file. Now we have the splash, but we have to press enter to boot and then the splash disappears. So maybe a splash screen during the whole load is not possible with syslunix, because of it's limitations?

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Thats strange Im thinkin you should be able to. I have read of several threads and articles that they have managed to have the splash full time.

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trying to make my splash but i cant find giftoppm file. can someone that have it upload it. thanks

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This is what I'm using on my 8G usb thumb.
works well.

DEFAULT vesamenu.c32
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 50
ONTIMEOUT Normal

MENU BACKGROUND splash.png
MENU TITLE STLVNUB Leopard USB Toolbox For X86
MENU VSHIFT 5
MENU ROWS 10
MENU TABMSGROW 15
MENU TABMSG Press ENTER to boot or TAB to edit a menu entry
MENU HELPMSGROW 17
MENU HELPMSGENDROW -3
MENU AUTOBOOT BIOS default device boot in # second{,s}...

MENU COLOR title * #FF5255FF *
MENU COLOR border * #00000000 #00000000 none
MENU COLOR sel * #ffffffff #FF5255FF *

LABEL menu
MENU HIDE
KERNEL vesamenu.c32

LABEL PartedMagic
KERNEL /pmagic/vesamenu.c32
APPEND /pmagic/syslinux.cfg

LABEL Rescue
MENU LABEL Rescue x86OSX
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND boot --- rescue.img

LABEL Retail
MENU LABEL Install Retail Leopard 10.5 (x86)
TEXT HELP
Install Retail Leopard!!!
ENDTEXT
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND boot --- retail.img

LABEL Normal
MENU DEFAULT
MENU LABEL Leopard 10.5 (x86)
TEXT HELP
Leopard!!!
ENDTEXT
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND boot --- normal.img

LABEL BOOT
MENU LABEL Boot no initrd
TEXT HELP
Just Boot
ENDTEXT
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND boot

LABEL TEST
MENU LABEL Boot with testing.img
TEXT HELP
Just Boot for testing
ENDTEXT
KERNEL mboot.c32
APPEND boot --- testing.img

LABEL memtest
MENU LABEL Run Memtest86+
TEXT HELP
Run Memtest86+, a system memory test utility.
ENDTEXT
KERNEL memtest
APPEND -

You get splash screen with 5 second timeout to normal boot
timeout value is in 10ths of seconds.
Enjoy

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vesamenu.c32? is that another file? can you post a screen shot of your boot-132.

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vesamenu.c32? is that another file? can you post a screen shot of your boot-132.


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How and where you take this file (vesamenu.c32). Without this your script not work.

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How and where you take this file (vesamenu.c32). Without this your script not work.


Google vesamenu.c32 it will give you plenty of info.

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very nice. you can boot with different images

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I found some Leopard Boot screens they will look good :rolleyes:
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Guys, make it with QT so that it would work natively with Windows, Linux and Mac. That would be awesome. Just a suggestion. :rolleyes:

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Google vesamenu.c32 it will give you plenty of info.

Thanx, i found it! :) All work fine.
My screen, maybe poor and ugly, but my work.

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This is what I'm using on my 8G usb thumb.
works well.


What's the difference between your normal and retail IMG files? Care to share your USB drives contents?





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