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gfxboot - graphical boot screen test and config tool


gfxboot [ OPTIONS ] ARGS


gfxboot modifies and tests graphical boot loader configuration.


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

-v, --verbose
Increase verbosity.

Keep temporary files.

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 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
modified 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.

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

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.

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

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

--disk Create harddisk image for preview.

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
cannot 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 ENTITYx with VALUEx.

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