Re: Boot Logo Questions....

Peter T. Breuer (
Mon, 18 May 1998 22:13:10 +0200 (MET DST)

"A month of sundays ago Peter Horton wrote:"
> Why have the kernel do the work ? Why not have the boot loader flip into
> graphics mode, display a logo, and then load the kernel. The kernel could
> still output its messages to the text screen, and could flip back to text
> mode at the end of boot (or earlier if a key is pressed). This would mean
> adding only a tiny amount of code to the kernel ...

Precisely what I was thinking. Heck, my BIOS can load a graphics logo,
so lilo ought to be able to manage the aforementioned. This really
is a bootloader task, not a kernel task? It _can_ go in the kernel setup
code, but it doesn't have to.

I'm still looking through the various patches offered. How much of this
Setup.S stuff would need to go into lilo .. ?


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