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Re: color combinations, validity and what works in Grub 2 ?

From: shirish शिरीष
Subject: Re: color combinations, validity and what works in Grub 2 ?
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 23:52:23 +0530

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2012/4/2 Jordan Uggla <address@hidden>:
> 2012/3/21 shirish शिरीष <address@hidden>:
>> Hi all,
>> Does anybody know if there is documentation about where the color
>> combinations which are valid for grub2 are put up. This is my color
>> stuff for grub 2.
>> $  cat /usr/share/desktop-base/
> This file is Debian specific, so I'm just going to give instructions
> based on what's in upstream grub and it will probably apply to Debian
> as well.
>> WALLPAPER=/usr/share/images/grub/Lake_mapourika_NZ.tga
> Instead of this Debian specific variable I would use
> GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/image in /etc/default/grub, and I recommend
> that you use a normal png rather than a tga file for the highest
> quality image. This and other variables for grub-mkconfig are
> documented here:
> .

Thank you for that.

>> COLOR_NORMAL="light-gray/black"
>> COLOR_HIGHLIGHT="white/gray"
> These are also Debian specific, and unfortunately (most likely due to
> a simple oversight) there are no upstream variables for grub-mkconfig
> corresponding to these. Variables for /etc/default/grub for this will
> be added in a future version of grub, and will most likely be named
> GRUB_COLOR_NORMAL and GRUB_HIGHLIGHT. Until that time, you can set the
> variables that grub uses at boot by adding a file
> /boot/grub/custom.cfg containing something like this:
> color_normal="light-gray/black"
> color_highlight="white/light-gray"
> Possible values for these variables are documented here:
>> Now what is wrong here it seems is the gray in the color highlight
>> bit. Are there any colors defined for color highlight, maybe some sort
>> of limited color pallette or something that we need to choose from or
>> something ?
>> I have no idea why but each time I boot up I get error about grey
>> being invalid color or something , pressing Enter on it goes away.
> Indeed grey is not a valid color choice, only 'light-gray' or 'dark-gray'.

Ah ok. Sorry for the late reply, your reply just got lost in in my
information overloaded Inbox.

Thank you still. Are you by any chance a one of the grub developers or
maintainers ?

> --
> Jordan Uggla (Jordan_U on

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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