an operating system that welcomes you after booting?
If you do
not like the standard login, you should try Welcome2L,
LinuxLogo and LiBoL.
the Linux community saw how useful a boot logo was in
that every user would recognize which operating system
was running. The simple login is enough if you login with
telnet but in other cases a small picture could be much
The classical boot logo is
LinuxLogo and that's why its requirements for graphical
support are very low. LinuxLogo presents its logo with
standard characters and can be also used in a terminal.
picture does not look very nice and I prefer the terminal
login rather than this one.
Welcome2L is the follow-up to
LinuxLogo and does not try as hard to be a portable
program. It tries to paint a very nice picture with ANSI
cannot be used even in a X-terminal; it looks broken
The installation is not
comfortable for beginners because of the use of
init-scripts is required. A manual is included and
describes the installation for many distributions.
A complete different approach is
used by LiBoL (Linux Boot Logo). Instead of using any
characters during booting, it displays any bitmapped
(*.bmp) picture you want. The system information
displayed by the start-up init-scripts is running in the
background and in an emergency you are able to switch to
them with the ESC key.
|LiBoL -- the complete
It functions quite simply
and efficiently by using the standard program init
which handles starting the scripts. LiBoL replaces init
with it's own version that displays a picture, then
starts the original init. Due to the
ability of the Linux loader LILO to start any program
instead of init while booting, it is
easy to use a different one.
After installing LiBoL
successfully (which happens with a comfortable scripts),
the option "init=/path/logoinit" can be
used behind the kernel name in LiLo. If everything
functioned well, you could add this option into /etc/lilo.conf