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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)

that is what initrd is for. you can load a module proabaly while
linux is loading and the module can contain code adapted from svgalib to
do simple animation and rotating text.

--Jauder


On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Dwight Hubbard wrote:

> I thought about something like that, but either the rotation or
> animation code would have to be in the kernel or it wouldn't be able
> to do anything until the kernel starts init. I don't like the idea
> of a lot of special purpose graphics code in the kernel.
>
> On the other hand, if we actually find a way to free up the memory
> this code takes up after the kernel is done initializing everything
> it **MIGHT** be an interesting compile time option.
>
> > show a picture of the penguin ( not too big ) a la Sun's boot up
> > sequence and if you don't want to see the verbose messages at start
> > up show the rotating | to indicate boot up is proceeding .....
> >
> > --Jauder
> >
> > On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Dwight Hubbard wrote:
> >
> > > > > To bad we can't make Lilo put up a graphical picture like
> > > > > Windows 95 does. Maybe a nice winter scene with Penguins
> > > > > frolicking in the
> > > >
> > > > You can. What makes you think its hard. Take up thy sources and
> > > > hack
> > >
> > > Actually I have been archiving all the sugestions to see if I
> > > couldn't implement the better ones.
> > >
> > > Somehow, I think adding code to lilo to put up a picture is going
> > > to be a lot less work then the fancy colorized boot messages and
> > > tables that are being suggested... Dwight Hubbard MCI ISN Tech
> > > Support MCIMAIL: 200-1654 VNET 820-6403 INNERMAIL:
> > > dwight.hubbard@mci.com
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> ---
> Dwight Hubbard
> MCI ISN Tech Support MCIMAIL: 200-1654
> VNET 820-6403 INNERMAIL: dwight.hubbard@mci.com
>
>



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