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10.4: A set of scripts to replace the boot panel image System 10.4
Tiger only hintThe Boot Panel in Tiger is now embedded within the WaitingForLoginWindow program in /usr/libexec/. Here's a quick AppleScript applet to replace that PDF (not for Server version!). Just change the output path then drop a PDF on it. The PDF has to be exactly 12517 bytes, so quite small. However, the script will pad the PDF with whitespace to increase it to that size if it's smaller.

Also, here's a perl script to test if it worked; just pass the filename to it. And finally, a quick installer that requires sudo/root access.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this hint -- I spent some time trying to make a small-enough PDF, but then gave up! In pre-10.4, releases, there was simply a PDF which could be released (see this much older hint).]
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10.4: A set of scripts to replace the boot panel image
Authored by: krasikilla on May 31, '05 10:47:58PM

what is the output path? i don't get that part.



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10.4: A set of scripts to replace the boot panel image
Authored by: glhs#116 on Jun 02, '05 08:58:27AM

Sorry, I just had to share an epiphany I just had about this new cludgy startup progress implementation with Tiger. It is very unlike Apple in that it tells you no real information.

If you do an upgrade install you are still starting up with SystemStarter

If you do a new install or Archive install you are starting up with launchd

I think that since there are two different possible startup sequences the OS engineers just put in this cludge as a stopgap until they had a good solution to monitor either process or until launchd takes over in later versions.

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