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GFXBOOT(8)			       System configuration			       GFXBOOT(8)

NAME
       gfxboot - graphical boot screen test and config tool

SYNOPSIS
       gfxboot [ OPTIONS ] ARGS

DESCRIPTION
       gfxboot modifies and tests graphical boot loader configuration.

OPTIONS
   General options
       -a, --archive FILE|DIRECTORY
	      Use  FILE  as gfxboot archive (default is /boot/message).  If it points to a direc-
	      tory, assume it is an expanded archive (see --expand-archive option below).

       -v, --verbose
	      Increase verbosity.

       --save-temp
	      Keep temporary files.

       --version
	      Show gfxboot version.

       --help Print usage.

   Switching themes
       --new-theme THEME
	      Activate THEME. Theme files are stored in /etc/bootsplash/themes/THEME/bootloader.

       --update-theme THEME
	      Activate THEME but keep language settings from current gfxboot archive.

   Changing gfxboot config
       --show-config
	      Show gfxboot config file (gfxboot.cfg).

       --change-config [SECTION1::]OPTION1=FOO1 [SECTION2::]OPTION2=FOO2 ...
	      Change gfxboot config options. If sections are omitted, section "base" is used.

       --rm-config [SECTION1::]OPTION1 [SECTION2::]OPTION2 ...
	      Delete gfxboot config options. If sections are omitted, section "base" is used.

       --rm-section SECTION1 SECTION2 ...
	      Delete sections in gfxboot config file.

       --default-language LANG
	      Make LANG the default language. LANG is a locale string (e.g. en_US).

       --add-languages LANG1 LANG2 ...
	      Add translation files.

       --rm-languages LANG1 LANG2 ...
	      Remove translation files.

       --config-file FILE
	      Don't work on gfxboot.cfg from gfxboot archive but on FILE. NOTE: FILE will be mod-
	      ified even with "--test".

   Preview/test gfxboot setup
       -p, --preview
	      Try current config (needs some virtual machine).

       -t, --test
	      Test only (don't actually change any files).

       -b, --bootloader BOOTLOADER
	      Use BOOTLOADER (grub, lilo, isolinux, syslinux, pxelinux) for preview.

       -m, --vm VM
	      Use  virtual  machine  VM  (bochs,  qemu,  qemu32,  qemu64, vbox, vbox64, vmplayer,
	      vmware) for preview.

       --grub DIRECTORY|RPM
	      Use grub from DIRECTORY or RPM (default is /).

       --lilo DIRECTORY|RPM
	      Use lilo from DIRECTORY or RPM (default is /).

       --syslinux DIRECTORY|RPM
	      Use syslinux from DIRECTORY or RPM (default is /).

       --isolinux DIRECTORY|RPM
	      Use isolinux from DIRECTORY or RPM (default is /).

       --pxelinux DIRECTORY|RPM
	      Use pxelinux from DIRECTORY or RPM (default is /).

       --password PASSWORD
	      Create test config with PASSWORD for preview.

       --32   Create 32 bit test image.

       --64   Create 64 bit test image.

       --biarch
	      Create biarch test image (same as using --32 and --64).

       --cdrom, --dvd
	      Create iso image for preview.

       --disk Create harddisk image for preview.

       --floppy
	      Create floppy image for preview.

       --net  Create tftp directory for preview.

       --save-image FILE
	      Copy preview image to FILE.

       --test-add-files FILE1 FILE2 ...
	      Add files to test directory.

       --test-rm-files FILE1 FILE2 ...
	      Delete files from test directory.

   Adding/removing files from gfxboot archive
       --ls, --list-files
	      List gfxboot archive files.

       --add-files FILE1 FILE2 ...
	      Add files to gfxboot archive.

       --rm-files FILE1 FILE2 ...
	      Delete files from gfxboot archive.

       --extract-files FILE1 FILE2 ...
	      Copy files from gfxboot archive to current working directory.

       --show-file FILE
	      Print FILE.

       --expand-archive DIRECTORY
	      Create expanded gfxboot archive version in DIRECTORY. That is, only files that can-
	      not  be  read  directly from file system are kept in a cpio archive. All others are
	      unpacked.  Use only for isolinux, syslinux, or pxelinux.

       --pack-archive FILE
	      Pack all gfxboot files into cpio archive FILE.

   Modifying help files
       --help-show FILE
	      Print FILE (internal help file format) as HTML.

       --help-create FILE
	      Convert HTML files passed as ARGS to FILE (internal format).

       --used-pages LINK1 LINK2 ...
	      Mark pages as referenced.

       --navi FILE
	      Use FILE as template for navigation links.

       --define ENTITY1=VALUE1 ENTITY2=VALUE2 ...
	      Define ENTITYx with VALUEx.

FILES
       /boot/message	 bootloader graphics archive (actually a cpio achive)

       /etc/bootsplash/themes
			 theme directory

       /etc/sysconfig/bootsplash
			 default theme

BUGS
       None.

AUTHOR
       Written by Steffen Winterfeldt.

SEE ALSO
       If you want to create your own theme look at the gfxboot-devel package.

gfxboot 				    July 2008				       GFXBOOT(8)
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