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Thread: gfxboot file --- kroete.dat

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    jsotola NNTP User

    Default gfxboot file --- kroete.dat

    does anyone know what kroete.dat file in the gfxboot package is used for?

    i'm trying to design my own grub boot screen and menu and that file is an unknown factor in my research

    no info on the web

    mandriva calls it star.dat

    is it a graphic of some sort?

    thanks in advance

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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: gfxboot file --- kroete.dat

    jsotola schrieb:
    > does anyone know what kroete.dat file in the gfxboot package is used
    > for?


    I think it's the SuSE chamaeleon picture. "Krte" is German for "toad",
    and while the SuSE pet isn't really a toad it's close enough to be
    suggestive.

    HTH
    T.

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    jsotola NNTP User

    Default Re: gfxboot file --- kroete.dat

    for anyone that may be interested

    i did some research and found that kroete.dat is a template for the animation that you see when you hit F8 at the first grub screen

    pressing F8 causes the pixels on the screen to start moving in a maze pattern

    the pattern happens to be in shape of the SuSE pet

    the animation routine reads kroete.dat two bits at a time and then moves the video pixels in one of four directions depending on the value of those two bits

    the effect is interesting

    it works when you boot from the openSuSE NET install CD

    js

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