Animated LILO boot screen: xray-green
This is the first animated boot screen that I created. The
background image is derived from an X-Ray scan of an Apple TiBook,
available from http://ether.asu.edu/video/TiGutz/.
Using the GIMP, I cleaned up some parts of the scan (e.g., making the
hard disk motor symetrical again) and prepared several parts of the
image for the animation. I applied the color gradient provided below
to the grayscale image using the
Gradient Map plug-in.
Then I rescaled the image to the appropriate size and I placed all
parts of the animation below the visible image. The PCX file is
640x530, but anything outside 640x480 is hidden, so I use 50 pixels
below the image to store the bits that are used for the animation as
well as the arrows for the optional scrollbar.
- Video mode: 640x480, 256 colors (VESA)
- progress bar (timeout)
- hard disk motor
- two flashing lights
- License: GPL
xray-green.boot.gz (184 KB)
This is the compiled boot screen, ready to be used by the version
of LILO included in SuSE Linux 7.3. This is the only file that you
need if you do not intend to modify the animations. It has been
compressed with gzip, so you need to gunzip it before installing it.
See the help page for installation
Files used for compiling the boot screen (using
xray-green.config (17 KB)
The script that defines how the graphical menus are drawn and how the
animations are displayed. It requires the following PCX file and font
xray-green.pcx (277 KB)
The 640x530 PCX image that is displayed on the screen and contains the
various elements of the animation.
fixed_10x20 (4 KB)
The font file (bitmap) used for displaying text in the menus.
Source files used for creating the image
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xray-gray-1600x900.xcf.gz (803 KB)
A 1600x900 grayscale XCF file containing all parts of the animation
(the same file is also used by xray-blue).
xray-green.xcf.gz (733 KB)
A 640x530 color XCF file derived from the previous one. This file can
be flattened and converted to indexed mode to produce the PCX file.
X_Ray_green (0.3 KB)
A GIMP gradient file to be used with the