#293 Suggestion for boot loader banners
Closed: Not possible 2 years ago by dan1mal. Opened 3 years ago by dan1mal.

I just re-installed Silverblue and a suggestion came to mind. It seems like a valuable advertising space that has a captive audience (so to speak). I usually turn on my install, and walk away, but I will check in and the banner ad is definitely eye-catching. Also the left side panel seems a good place to update with each release. It could be something that would let new design group members flex some creative muscle and stay fit and active. Newbies/part-time contributors could be given a list of subjects to choose from and submit banners (size specs provided) and asked to submit them for voting/approval by an internal group. Then they could be queued for inclusion into upcoming releases. There's only a handful in the installer now, but I dont see why there could be a dozen or so, especially if they provide some kind of new information that would viewed as useful, rather than repetitive or something I already knew.

There would need to be some research into what would be ideal banner size, because when i installed in a smaller virtual machine display window the banners got cut off. This might require a change in the code of the installer, which would be another rabbit hole to follow. Also, I'm sure approval would be required and perhaps inclusion of those powers-that-be to review and approve each submission.

Probably would be a lot of work to get fully in-motion, but could be simply started by inquiring about possibility of updating the banners and if that gets an ok, figure out the rest.

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This bug report led me to this page where the locations of these banners and side images can be customized. (in section 2.2).

I will research further, and get back with the dimensions, image names, and such.

Okay, I tried loading custom made png files into the locations to replace the advertising banners and the logo:
/usr/share/anaconda/pixmaps/
/usr/share/anaconda/pixmaps/rnotes/en/

Then ran the livecd_creator to generate a new ISO but the same files showed up when I ran the anaconda setup. Maybe Im looking for a switch to use local files...

[edit]
i think i need to build a product image file...

Metadata Update from @dan1mal:
- Issue close_status updated to: Not possible
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

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