Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 722363
Adding font and background support
Last modified: 2012-05-09 18:11:06 EDT
This patch add support for configurable font and background.
Also there is new /etc/default/grub with all available options and description.
Created attachment 513305 [details]
Patch for f14-f15 branches
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Zoran: The patch seems to be mangled somehow. Could you upload an updated version?
hi , I saw this patch and
we don't have /boot/grub2/backgrounds/grub.png for Fedora 16 ?
so we don't have background image in grub2 ?
AFAIK, the Grub2 in Fedora 16 already supports font and background, so I think what we need is to add corresponding options/files in grub2 package and probably requesting a custom background for Grub 2 (sine legacy grub's support was very limited, it is not possible to use high quality backgrounds).
Thanks to http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/74/vga0x307-is-deprecated-but-cant-get-gfxmode-to I'm currently using Fedora's own background with the following options:
Note: as given in the above link, a font file should be also added to grub2.
Also, since grub 2 now supports themes, it would be great if a Fedora grub theme is designed...:D
(In reply to comment #5)
> AFAIK, the Grub2 in Fedora 16 already supports font and background, so I think
> what we need is to add corresponding options/files in grub2 package and
> probably requesting a custom background for Grub 2 (sine legacy grub's support
> was very limited, it is not possible to use high quality backgrounds).
> Thanks to
> I'm currently using Fedora's own background with the following options:
> Note: as given in the above link, a font file should be also added to grub2.
Trying to get a bg for this:
Is /etc/grub.d/05_debian* required?
No, not at all. You just need to use appropriate settings and also create a font file using grub2-mkfont as described. Also, use small 'x' for the resolution part: 1024x768 rather than 1024X768
(I've used big X in above mistakenly).
Using the correct settings, you should be able to get a graphical Grub2 after running grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
It'd be great if it is fixed for Fedora 17 and it comes with a colorful grub.
A proper graphical boot requires a font ... and Fedora doesn't have the default font and will place fonts in a place where grub doesn't look.
http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg18492.html will add the necessary knobs upstream.
*** Bug 814421 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
grub2-2.0-0.24.beta4.fc17 has been pushed to f17 stable and upstreams way of doing it now work. The patch offered here is thus not relevant.
so it is fixed upstream !
- missing line in /etc/default/grub (grub.default):
- the theme makes the menu be slooooww
- and add fedora-logos-17.0.2-1 to "Requires:" in spec file.