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A way to show it's a customized version ?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:18 pm
by Constance
Hello there ^^

So, since I finally got myself into the process of customizing/updating a bit the UBCD for my personal use, I'd like to know if there is a way to show in the menus it's my customized version ?

Of course I don't want to remove the original text with the version and link to the official website, just to add a note near it that would appear on all menu screens, so if I make myself several versions of my customized disc, I don't mistake one for another or such. Also if I ever do a copy of it for friends or workmates, they know it's not the original one even though based on it.

If there is no clean way to do it yet (except the graphic vesamenu... maybe ? ), could it be added in the next release ? :]
Would be nice if there was some editable text file for that, which would add a field under the "title bar".

Maybe even add a line for customized versions saying to NOT distribute that one (if we added some copyrighted software, etc...)

Here's a faked screenshot that shows how I'd like it :p


Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:44 pm
by The Piney
Can you just edit defaults.cfg and add a line just before PROMPT 0?

I haven't tried this but just a suggestion - or maybe adding a line to the top of the main.cfg.

similar to:

MENU INCLUDE /menus/defaults.cfg
LABEL Customized
MENU LABEL Customized by: Constance
KERNEL menu.c32
LABEL mainboard
MENU LABEL Mainboard Tools
KERNEL menu.c32
APPEND /menus/mboard.cfg

Maybe leave the APPEND out... Not sure if it would work but may be worth some experimenting..

Just some thoughts...

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:04 pm
by Constance
Oki, thanks for your answers :]

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:46 pm
by Scott Cooper
You can edit the MENU TITLE line in defaults.cfg to say it is customized. Alternatively, edit startup.msg in isolinux and syslinux folders to give a longer message before the menu appears.

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:30 am
by Constance
Thanks, I'll give it a try someday :]