Change the background wallpaper
Use a \_ISO\mybackground.bmp file
Add\edit the MyE2B.cfg configuration file
!BAT# set graphics mode - use 640, or 800 or 1024 - or specify full mode - e.g. 800 600 24 = 800x600 x 24-bit colourset GMODE=800set MYWBMP=/_ISO/myspecialbackground.bmp
IMPORTANT: Use forward-slash / instead of \ in paths. grub4dos is like linux and uses / instead of \.
The MyE2B.cfg file must start with !BAT on the first line because it is actually a grub4dos batch file.
Note: The file extension is not used by grub4dos to determine it's type - you can have a gzip compressed bitmap called fred.zzz or a JPEG file called doris.bmp, if you wish!
If you want to use your own background file (e.g. 640x480 or 800x600 or 1024x768) ensure that the .bmp size is exactly correct (e.g. 800x600 and not 800x599 or 799x600).
You need to set GMODE correctly (default is 800 and is suitable for 99% of systems), some examples are:
set GMODE=800 (800 by tallest available in highest colour mode) *RECOMMENDED*
set GMODE=800 600 (800x600 in highest colour bit depth available)
set GMODE=1024 (1024 wide by tallest available by highest bit depth available)
set GMODE=1024 768 (1024 wide by 768 by highest colour bit depth available)
set GMODE=800 -1 24:32 (800 by tallest available that is 24 or 32 bit colour - uses highest available)
set GMODE=800 600 24:32 (800 by 600 by 24 or 32-bit colour - uses highest available)
for your MyE2B.cfg file. The menu size and help text position will need to be changed too if you change the resolution.
Note: If the file \_ISO\MainMenu.bmp or \_ISO\MainMenu.jpg is present, the file will be loaded just before the Main Menu is displayed, thus overriding any setting of MYWBMP which may be set in the MyE2B.cfg file - see here for details (E2B v1.A1+).
Use an alternate MyE2B.cfg file
Background fill colour
# fill 800x600 display with red pixels : R=FF G=00 B=00
Use a JPEG file
Background for a Master password entry
When E2B boots, you can configure it so that the user must enter a password before the Main menu is displayed.
You can have a different background for a Master Password entry screen - see here.
Changing background based on the day of the week
Check for December
# could use set GFX=message%randnum% instead
%@random% returns a number between 0 and 32767, so dividing by 3277 will give a number between 0 and 9.
Backgrounds for sub-menus
You can have a different background for each sub-menu - see here.
Write text strings to the menu
You can write text strings to the menu screen by adding lines to MyE2B.cfg, e.g.
# Write text to the menu (grub4dos 0.4.6a only) - --string=x=y=colour="text"
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