Ubuntu – Splash screen before Ubiquity install


I am using the Ubuntu Customization Kit to build a customized linux distro. I am attempting to change the splash screen that appears before the Ubiquity Installer in Lubuntu 13.10.

I have been able to change the Plymouth splash screen that shows during boots and shutdowns/restarts. But not the one after the first screen that shows "Try Lubuntu without installing"/"Install Lubuntu" and before the Ubiquity Installer.

I have searched through forums for the last 3 weeks and have not been able to find a solution for this. Thank you in advance for any help in this.

Video of splash screen

Best Answer

  • I realize this is an old question, but I was recently searching for this when trying to customize a 15.10 ISO. I found no other answers to this, anywhere. About 15 minutes ago (plus however long the re-mastering took so I could test this) I stumbled over the answer, so I'm going to provide it here in hopes that the reason for your trouble with 13.10 is the same reason for my troubles with 15.10.

    Previously, I customized the boot splash for 14.10 by just editing the splash.pcx file. That's not enough for 15.10. You actually have to put a bunch of the files in the isolinux directory into a cpio archive named bootlogo. Then, put that bootlogo file into the isolinux directory.

    For example, if you happen to have /tmp/isolinux and it has the files from /media/user/cdrom/isolinux, and your modified pcx files, you could do the following:

    cd /tmp/isolinux
    cat bootlogo | cpio -t > /tmp/list
    cpio -o < /tmp/list > bootlogo

    Then you can go ahead and put the contents of /tmp/isolinux (or just the new bootlogo) wherever you need it.

    A final note, if you want to modify the splash.pcx file, be sure to put it back into a 300x300 dpi format. For example, using imagemagick: mogrify -units PixelsPerInch -depth 300 splash.pcx

    Edit: This appears to be the case for Ubuntu 16 as well. That is, applying this method you can customize the Ubuntu 16 Live CD logo.