> > > > > If FreeBSD started putting up a splash page on boot I'd rip that =
> > > > But the nice thing about the way Unixware does this is how easy it =
> > > > to disable. Just rm or mv the logo file in /stand.
> > > > One vote for load a splash image if you find it in /stand otherwise
> > > I like this idea as well. Simple and easy, for all levels of expertis=
> > > 2 votes!
> > Me too! Three!
> OK, I get the drift :) I'll look into doing it that way. It might be
> problematic to get at the filesystem sy early in the game though...
Sorry if this has already been suggested (I did not read the initial
how about this: build a simple utility which allows the splash page (and
possibly its loader code, to be able to deal with different graphics
formats) to be appended/removed from /kernel:
splashon kernel_file picture_file
this way you don't need filesystem access, since the boot code is doing
that for you.
Luigi Rizzo Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
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