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Thread: Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

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    billcarsonSUSE NNTP User

    Default Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

    Why are there two locations for the CPIO archive "message" in openSUSE 10.3

    I have the same default CPIO messagefile in :
    a. /boot/message AND IN
    b. /etc/bootsplash/themes/SuSE/bootloader/message

    These aren't symlinks. Is this normal
    I ask because the recompile will put them in /boot directory.

    thanks.

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    billcarsonSUSE NNTP User

    Default Re: Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

    Forgot to mention, this file 'message' refers to

    the GFXBoot theme archive, which by default is 'message'

    thanks.

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    Default Re: Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

    Interesting, never noticed that before. Maybe the /etc one is the original, in case it needs to be restored, or used to build the working one using the language modules I see in the same directory. The /boot one is the working one, as /boot may not be on the same filesystem as / in some setups.

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    billcarsonSUSE NNTP User

    Default Re: Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

    I know that the GRUBmenu Splash is entirely controlled by the 'message' CPIO archive in the /boot directory.I just tore down a new message theme, took out the new back.jpg, and placed it into the original 'message' theme. And this brought up a new Grub menu Splash. You have to de-compile and recompile apparently in openSUSE's gfxboot.


    But the Bootup splash. I wonder if this 'message' copy, buried deeper in the file level structure within the /etc/bootsplash...... system - is actually responsible for this splash. But it has so many other files around it, and in adjacent directories as well.

    Curious.

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    Default Re: Proper location for CPIO message archive:/etc vs /boot

    I think it's some sort of template or original. It certainly wouldn't be the one used at boot time, GRUB isn't smart enough to ferret down /etc, not to mention / might not even be the same partition as /boot.

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