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How to customize live Ubuntu CD?

I would like to customize my Ubuntu install with my own Wallpaper.

I know where to change the wallpapers

I copy my wallpaper in /usr/share/wallpapers and then modify the contests/xml file in order to use it but thats about it.

how can I also change the following with the same Image:

  • the login image(lightdm)
  • boot screen and shutdown screen(plymouth)
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marked as duplicate by jrg, Marco Ceppi Nov 15 '11 at 16:56

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i dont want to customize a live cd, i want to customize the images only –  joel Nov 15 '11 at 15:15
Ah, in that case, you are asking multiple questions here. The site works best if you split them up. :) –  jrg Nov 15 '11 at 15:42
@jrg i have to ask 4 different questions. 1 = login, 2 = boot, 3 = shutdown and 4 for other cases? –  joel Nov 15 '11 at 15:52

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1 - Edit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and change "background" value:


or you can try this: @Webupd8

2 - You can try Zorin Splash Screen Manager: @Webupd8, making a copy of the current theme (located at /lib/plymouth/themes/), changing it at your needs and installing it.

3 - I think the theme used to boot is the same used in shutdown...

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i get: root@laptop:~# ll /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf ls: cannot access /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf: No such file or directory webupd8 seem very nice thanks –  joel Nov 15 '11 at 16:42

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