[CentOS] New /boot/message file?

Sun Jul 15 13:06:31 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/15/2012 07:10 AM, Keith Roberts wrote:
> I've just updated my 5.8 box and there's a new kernel to be 
> installed.
> Looking at /boot/ directory I see this file called message:
> -rw-r--r--    root     root       80032 Mar 12  2009 message
> Can anyone twll me what this message file is for please?
> Is this a new grub or kernel file?

[hughesjr at localhost boot]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /boot/message

[hughesjr at chakra boot]$ file /boot/message
/boot/message: PCX ver. 3.0 image data bounding box [0, 0] - [319, 199],
8-bit colour, 300 x 300 dpi, RLE compressed

This is the graphical image that grub uses when you boot. see this for


NOTE:  This file is not new, it has been in /boot/ since the Red Hat
Linux 5.x days at least.

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