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Re: can fedora has the animation grub like suse?



On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 08:34 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 07:54:36AM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > We (the desktop team) hope to get rid of the grub menu in the default
> > boot sequence instead of making it nicer. See 
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureBetterStartup
> 
> Putting timeout 0 in grub.conf doesn't work by the way. I've been caught by
> this and you get situations where the BIOS or driver menus steal one keystroke
> and grub finishes before the next autorepeat. Then you have to use a rescue
> CD and hand edit grub.conf which isn't user friendly 8)
> 
> timeout of a second or so with no text probably works fine although its not
> a good idea. Hardware vendors put back "hit F12 to ..." type messages for
> a reason - people lose the manual and can't work out when to hit a key or
> what to hit so generate support traffic and get annoyed...

I'm not attached to the "timeout 0" at all, and a "press any key..."
message from grub is certainly more useful than most of the other text
that appears on screen during boot... The thing we care about is
avoiding unnecessary mode switches and ugly transitions in the boot
sequence; for which it might be enough to not have grub show an image.


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