As you all know that Ubuntu has introduced the Xsplash [New set of Boot screens] from the version 9.10 the Karmic Koala.This Post explains how you can configure the boot screen(as the default one is the most ugly you can find 😦 ).
1.Get some cool xsplash themes from http://gnome-look.org
Here are some of the xsplash themes i have found in gnome.look.org
http://gnome-look.org/content/download.php?content=116102&id=2&tan=9943184 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/XSplash-CF-GX?content=115657 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/QDark+Studio+Xsplash?content=115721 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BlueNight-xsplash?content=115528 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/PackoXsplash+HD?content=115120 http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Xsplash-Quicksand?content=115420
2. Now for namesake lets just backup the default xsplash[even though you will never look back for it] by the following method.
a. Open Terminal
$gksudo nautilus /usr/share/images/xsplash
now you can see some image files.Just select all of them and cut it and paste it somehwere SAFE 🙂
b.Now extract the theme file(as it will be available in .tar.gz format. Copy all the files found after extracting to /usr/share/images/xsplash.
Thats all…Now to check xsplah just open a terminal and give
and you can enjoy your new xsplash screen without rebooting. 🙂 Enjoy 🙂