In this archive:I just did _ Ctrl+S _ in SeaMonkey browser on Grub4dos Guide – Map Command and APPENDIX – Commands + on Abstract. Focus on how to use the latest (v) grub4dos with SYSLINUX. No historic, or DOS/Windows specific information included. Page 1 of 5 – Grub4dos Guide/Tutorial – posted in Grub4dos: After edit it in “real English” and add to the guide a complete set of instructions.

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grub4ros Gfxmenu also referred to as gfxboot is an external package supported by Grub4dos, which allows the use of background images in. Gfxmenu is not particularly easy to configure and any major changes require the files to be compiled from source code, creating new themes is therefore beyond the scope of this guide. Adding a new background image is fortunately relatively straightforward and is covered in this section.

Gfxmenu files are contained within a cpio archive. A binary file init within the archive controls the menu position and colours, etc.

Beanone of the Grub4dos developers, has compiled a version that uses a text based configuration file for tweaking gfxmenu see here. Any references to gfxmenu in the remainder of this section refer explicitly to the version compiled by Bean.


To customise gfxmenu, create folder grub4eos C: Now download Bean ‘s gfxboot You will also require a program capable of packing and unpacking cpio archives in order to change the background image and other gfxmenu settings.

Download GnuWin32 Cpio for Windows tested using version 2. Create batch file C: To use your own. Note – use an x image to get it to display properly, or edit the relevant settings in c: To edit the menu position, colours, etc – edit the configuration file c: Note – this is a sample file and all settings have been commented out with the character. To ensure that the relevant line is processed remove the character.

The following options are currently supported copied from here.

Grub4dos Guide

Once you have finished editing gfxboot. Create a new cpio archive by running C: See here for instructions on how to add a menu. The following has been tested using a Puppy Linux Version 4. To add a menu.

Grub4dos Guide – Gfxmenu

Alternatively, a hardcoded path can be used e. A word of caution, gdub4dos Grub4dos features will not function if using Gfxmenu. Pressing the [Esc] key will give you the option to return to a normal Grub4dos menu. Affected features include – Pressing the [c] key will not open a command prompt – a commandline menu entry will however function normally. In memory editing of menu entries pressing the [e] key does not work.


Password options are not fully supported, although individual menu items can still be password protected. As grub4dos currently don’t use this feature, it might be better to hide it. If you don’t want it, set this variable to 1.

GRUB bootloader – Full tutorial

To use it, you must first find the message file you need, then load it in menu. Also, it can only be used in configure file, running it in console mode does not work.

There are two major format of message file. Old format is created with gfxboot 3.

Both format are supported in grub4dos. On exit or on failure control will go to another.