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Bootsplash Progress Bar Patch


The Bootsplash Progress Bar Patch is an unofficial package for the Gentoo distribution. The patch adds support for a progress bar, text and animations to the bootsplash image shown during startup/shutdown. For this to work I had to patch several files out of the baselayout package.

The goal was to have a somewhat smooth progress bar with as little changes to the files as possible. The files which were finally affected are:
  • /etc/conf.d/bootsplash.conf
  • /etc/init.d/
  • /sbin/
  • /sbin/
  • /sbin/rc

The latest version is 0.5.2 released on Wednesday, 13th of Aug 2003.


Please report any bugs, comments or improvements to

Last update on Aug 13 2003 11:57:00 MET