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    A Lilo Bootscreen for Debian
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 27, 2002 – 10:55
    Did you notice? All the top commercial distros come with cool graphical lilo bootscreens. Ok, they’re not that useful, but it’s quite nice for a desktop computer running multiple OSes. When I installed Woody a few months ago I noticed that its lilo package supports the graphical boot menu. The only problem is that there is no image you can use for it…
    Accordingly I had a go at it myself, and I’m quite pleased with the results. Since I like it, I thought there are might be some other people out there who’ll like it too. Everybody who is interested can download the bootscreen here. I’ve included a ready to use bitmap as well as the original Gimp xcf image. A small readme explains the installation and necessary settings in the lilo.conf. And please, tell me what you think of it.

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    Subject: Re: Animated Bootup for Linux/Debian
    Author: sunfire
    Date: Sunday, 2002/04/28 – 17:21
    Even if it has not much to do with the discussion here:

    IMHO computers have a general problem: they are still to hard to use. in a perfect os you wouldn’t have to care about technical computer details.

    i would welcome it when linux would become a mainstream os. i realy can understand people who don’t want to learn too much about computers. they want to use them not get used by them.

    we who have more knowledge about computers should understand this. what’s wrong with an easy to use installer?

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    Subject: Re: Animated Bootup for Linux/Debian
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/05/02 – 15:58
    I have to agree… I remember the first time I tried installing debian… I spent 48hours and I still hadn’t gotten through it…

    Xfree I didnt configure through debian – I stole it from my old redhat install 😛

    Ofcourse now I’m more skilled and can get debian installed with a proper self-configged kernel in a matter of minutes…

    I’d say we should strive to include an optional GUI installer ala Mandrake’s… I don’t see why this great distribution shouldn’t be accessible to everyone… fine – some don’t wanna learn, but some do want to learn – if they don’t get put off as early as the installation process…

    Having that happen to the distro is a real shame.

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