Friday, August 6, 2010

Puppy 5.0

Puppy Linux is one of light weight distribution of Linux. Live-CD of this Puppy Linux distribution is only 85MB.
But it includes all GUI applications.Being so small, Puppy Linux usually loads completely into the RAM. This increase the speed. You can find more details about Puppy Linux by it's website :

You can download you free copy from

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Create a GRUB Boot Splash Background

Here i show you how to change the background of GRUB Boot splash. To do this you have follow some requirement. They are
  • It must be sized at 640x480. 
  • It must be a .xpm format image file.
  • It must contain no more than 14 colors.

Now we start, Suppose that you got a image in .png format. How do you convert it into .xpm format. You should have to installed ImageMagick and issue following command syntax to convert .png image to .xpm image.

# convert sampleimage.png  -colors 14 -resize 640x480  sampleimagee.xpm

First convert .xpm image to gz. Then copy that .xpm image in to /boot/grub directory

Convert sampleimage.xpm to gz
           # gzip sampleimage.xpm

Copy sampleimage.xpm.gz to /boot/grub
           # cp sampleimage.xpm.gz /boot/grub

Now configure the grub.conf to set your image.

Now reboot the system and see whether you Grub Boot Splash Background has change !