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I would like to create a custom startup image (in place of the default Ubuntu logo) on a LiveCD that I will be producing for internal use within my company. I would like to brand it with a company logo during the bootup process, and be able to customize various icons in the installation process (similar to Jolicloud)

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To create your own Live CD, please take a look at this question: How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

To use your own company branding, you must modify the images in /usr/share/images/xsplash/

In my machine, I have only a background image of 2560x1600 but you should have backgrounds of various resolutions just in case. Use GIMP to change the images, and their resolution. Pay attention to the naming scheme. eg, a splash image of 800x600 will be named bg_800x600.jpg

Also be sure to backup the images by running this command on a terminal:

sudo cp -r /usr/share/images/xsplash ~/usr/share/images/xsplash-backup

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