Ubuntu Tool Highlight: StartUp-Manager – Configure GRUB and Usplash
While perusing the Ubuntu forums for a way to fix my disappeared bootup and shutdown usplash, I found this great new tool for Ubuntu
UPDATE (2007.02.12): Updated screenshots of the newest version of SUM can be found here.
SUM also allows you to configure your usplash and install new ones. This was great for me because I lost both the boot-up usplash and the shutdown usplash when I was trying to configure it. This fixed it in a cinch!
BUT A WORD OF CAUTION! It’s only for Ubuntu
6.10. It will NOT work with other Linux distributions!
The author warns:
If you are unlucky, this tool could make your system unable to start.
USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
It is only tested with Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy).
It might work with other versions of Ubuntu, but it is not recommended.
It will most certainly NOT work with any other Linux distro.
It will also most certianly NOT work with Ubuntu if anything else than the Ubuntu installer created your GRUB config files (ie some other distro is installed after Ubuntu and has overwritten the MBR).
Since my system is Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy), I didn’t encounter any problems. All I had to do was install the deb file and that was it. No long installation process. Once installed, it can be accessed under System > Administration > StartUp-Manager.