NOTE: The bootsplash project has been superseded by Splashy, a boot splash implementation that does not require a kernel patch and is a lot easier to configure. We suggest you go and update to Splashy.
This page will stay up for convenience reasons but no new patches will be posted.
Many thanks to those who made the bootsplash possible, and to those who took the idea and improved it in the many forks and reimplementations out there.
This is the home of the graphical boot process for the linux kernel. Although it is not yet a part of the official kernel it is, however included in several major distributions. If your favorite linux doesn't include this patch in their kernel send them an email requesting it to be included!
- Nice graphics (JPEG)
- Antialiased text rendering (TrueType)
- Animations (MNG)
- Progress Bar
- Display of boot messages above or below a graphic. ("verbose" and "silent" modes)
- Fully themeable
Questions? Problems? Join the bootsplash mailinglist now. Go to the subscription page to join the discussion, get help or just for the latest news. Be sure to read the mailing list archive before posting your questions. Someone else probably answered it already.
The bootsplash is brought to you by
- Stefan Reinauer
- Kenneth Wesley Wimer II
- Michael Schroeder
- Volker Poplawski
- many more contributing themes, etc.
Verbose Mode - boot messages are shown, as normal.
Silent Mode - boot messages are hidden and, in this example, a gradient filled progress bar is shown as well as TrueType text. Pressing F2 changes to Verbose mode.