ReactOS has a new bootscreen

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atarimuseum
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Post by atarimuseum »

If you don't want to get too dicey with messing with the ntoskernel and/or the ntldr, simply do this:

Make a 640X480 screen at 16 colors save as boot.bmp

Place boot.bmp into your \windows\ folder

Edit boot.ini

Add to your default XP load line: /bootlogo /bootnogui


You'll now boot up with your own custom screen, nothing fancy, no animation bar or anything, but a quick and simple way to customize your bootup.



Curt

Mrkaras wrote:you can change the windows XP boot screen to whaterver you like, including that if you like. search for it and you will finde several programs or look at http://sarahlane.typepad.com/sarahword/ ... xp_bo.html, just one of many places that may let you acheive the result you want.

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Post by mf »

Thanks for all the compliments guys :lol:
It compiles, let's ship it!

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Post by geertvdijk »

Ged wrote:
jorl17 wrote: Just got 1 question...will it be on 0.3.1?
no, 0.3.2

geertvdijk wrote: If you guys now tell me it is compatible with ntldr, I'll go crazy
It will be capable of loading XP quite soon. Fireball has been working on it recently.
waaaaaaaaaoooouw :shock:
check me, I'm crazy :D :lol:
-graey-

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Post by dreams »

mf wrote:Thanks for all the compliments guys :lol:
it looks great!

Flappz
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Post by Flappz »

So when is this gonna be implemented?
This is Crazy Awsome.
Is there a way to possibly add my image on this, Im horrible at the programming aspect, but here is the bootscreen I made for Kubuntu Linux...
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=44936

<IMG SRC="http://www.kde-look.org/content/pre1/44936-1.jpg">

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Post by Cristan »

Like I said on the blog: maybe it's better to not to introduce it until 0.4.0. It's nice that a new major version has visible differences from its precedessor.

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Post by kokodin »

ok one more :D
atarimuseum wrote
if you don't want to get too dicey with messing with the ntoskernel and/or the ntldr, simply do this:

Make a 640X480 screen at 16 colors save as boot.bmp

Place boot.bmp into your \windows\ folder

Edit boot.ini

Add to your default XP load line: /bootlogo /bootnogui


You'll now boot up with your own custom screen, nothing fancy, no animation bar or anything, but a quick and simple way to customize your bootup.



Curt
is this posible ta make simple program include to os funstuff whose wil make this automaticaly (chose bg image, "ok its 16 colors"or "error bad format", chose animation image and save it)and can restore to defaults :D

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk »

Cristan wrote:Like I said on the blog: maybe it's better to not to introduce it until 0.4.0. It's nice that a new major version has visible differences from its precedessor.
as long as the xp-compatible bootloader will be installed as soon as its ready i dont care :D
-graey-

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Post by cmoibenlepro »

wow it's great! :P

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Post by Tachikoma_Pilot »

Is it possible to use this bootscreen in ReactOs 0.3.0 Final? I dont mind editing bootui or whatever but can i ? oh and is it possible to skin reactos yet?

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Post by frik85 »

Tachikoma_Pilot wrote:Is it possible to use this bootscreen in ReactOs 0.3.0 Final? I dont mind editing bootui or whatever but can i ? oh and is it possible to skin reactos yet?
If you comile ReactOs 0.3.0 from source you can change the bmp, or using ResourceHacker app (or similar) on bootvid driver.
ReactOS 0.3.0 didn't have the boot-progressbar, so the progressbar won't show up.
Or just wait for 0.3.1 or 0.3.2 :wink:

Tachikoma_Pilot
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Post by Tachikoma_Pilot »

cool thanks ...... n skinning?

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Post by andrewweb »

Guys, it's dissapeared now. But it will come back. I have started the 'bring back the bootscreen' campain. Go on the design forum, click it and vote for your favourite!

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Post by Carlo Bramix »

Personally, I hated the XP cloned boot screen that was added in the past.
Current boot screen is much more clean, useful and, why not, genuine.

Sincerely,

Carlo Bramini

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